Mother of 4, married for 30+ years, love cats, needlework and cooking (when I have time). Enjoy trying new recipes and giving them my own touch.
My favorite things to cook
I like trying new recipes. I especially like to bake and use my slow-cooker. Soups are a particular favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pork chops and potato salad - both recipes handed down from my grandmother. She was German and the potato salad is hot and delicious with bits of bacon and onion - no mayonnaise here. The chops are fried schnitzel style and my kids who have left home request this dinner when they come home.
My cooking triumphs
Ummmm.... feeding my family and having them think I'm the best cook around???
My cooking tragedies
Burning peas. I was heating a can of peas when I was first married and got distracted. The peas started to burn, setting off the smoke alarm. They burned so badly that I had to throw out the pot they were in. Needless to say, I've improved since then!