I am a high school science teacher and an RN. Cooking is my therapy. I have had some great cooks as teachers: My mother, Joy Rogers; My mother-in-law, Ginny Schroeder; Arnetta Huneryager; and Martha Snyder. I love sharing their recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially in the winter, and one-pot meals in the oven.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I still love date pudding for Christmas dinner. My family has been making it-forever! I know it is so sweet, but the memories are also.
My cooking triumphs
I made my son's wedding cake. It was vanilla cake with lemon curd filling and fresh raspberries. It turned out great, and what a challenge.
My cooking tragedies
I have thrown a lot of pie crust out the back door in frustration. I am now trying again to perfect this.