i love cooking for my family, friends & employee's & they love me to cook for them just as much!! my sweetie gets his football snacks every Sunday & the holiday baking begins in october every year starting with all the gr8 halloween treats! i also love having parties in the summertime for my friends and family at my home where we all enjoy lots of food, drinks, fun and sun!!
My favorite things to cook
i love baking things for my employee's!! they are so appreciative and are usually waiting mondays to see what i've brought for the break room if they haven't called over the week end to see what i'm working on!! sweets are my weakness and that is what i have the most fun with although my special friend likes more manly foods and i have become quite proficient in finger foods for sunday afternoons over the last 5 yrs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my notoriaty in our family is baking at Christmas time!! i start in the begining of november and don't ever finish till the last few days b-4 Christmas!cookies, candies & various treats of every kind and every one gets a tray about a week or a little less b-4 Christmas! my nieces start asking in September to make sure i'll be baking b-4 i travel each year!! lol!! i'm training the kids to take over so the grandkids will learn as well and they are all getting into the act!! it's a great tradition to pass on to future generations and we are all starting cookbooks to pass on with notes of our little saying and jokes to each other and stickers and things that will remind us of each other and the fun we had cooking together when we are gone !!
My cooking triumphs
i was so stoked my first souffle, chocolate, was perfect and after being told for years how hard they were to make i felt very accomplished!! i have since realized they are not that hard to make!!! lol!!!
My cooking tragedies
one nite after a long 13 hr day at work and not too long after my sweetie moved in i was quickly trying to make beef burgandy and was starving at the same time, trying to impress rob by working all day and coming home to whip up a great dinner like super woman, in the whirl of things as i came up on the end of the preparation i used powdered sugar instead of flour to thicken the sauce. as usual being on my constant diet didn't taste the gravy again and wasn't thinking y it hadn't thickened much till the beautiful plates hit the table and we took the first bite..... need i say more!!!! lol!!!!!!! :-)