Married with three grown children and four grandchildren. Retired
My favorite things to cook
Appetizers. I'm always on the lookout for new recipes. Also like to prepare vegetable dishes. Especially, whatever is in season at the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On holidays, when my family can all get together, we always have cheesy hash brown casserole. For at least 30 years this has been a family tradition. Also, as we are opening Christmas gifts, salami cheese balls are a family favorite.
My cooking triumphs
For all of the family birthday parties everyone wants me to bring my noodles with chicken that I put in the crock pot to keep warm. They disappear so fast that I usually make a double batch because they all want leftovers to take home.
My cooking tragedies
I was ready to give up after "two" failed attempts at making a pumpkin roll for the holidays. It kept sticking to the jelly roll pan when I tried to remove it even though I had greased and floured the pan. On my "third" attempt I put parchment paper in the jelly roll pan and yippee!!!!!! it didn't stick and came out beautifully. Lesson learned!