I'm an ex pat living in the UK, so this site is heaven to me with all the North American recipes. I just love it.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking from scratch. I'm not big on fancy cakes, just yummy, good old fashioned home baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
This would have to be our family Christmas thingy..Cranberry Pudding with sinfully rich butter sauce.
My cooking triumphs
Probably dearest to my heart is gathering recipes of mine that my girls grew up with and gathering family recipes from far and wide and then making a cookbook for each girl for their weddings.
My cooking tragedies
OMG...2 things come to mind. I saw a recipe for Indonesian spaghetti which used red chilis and peanut butter all whirled in a blender. It was so horrible even the dog ran away from it. The other was recent. An old friend was here and we were having a sort of pot luck meal for her. People love my desserts..or puddings..as they are called here, so I was elected to bring one.. I saw a recipe for a chocolate bread pudding, goofed it up somehow and I won't even mention what it looked like. I had an hour before we left..pudding in hand, so I made my old faithful, hot chocolate pudding. right..been making it for 20 years..never turns out bad. I was in such a panic, I forgot the flour! Stuck it in the oven and went to get dressed. Came out and the kitchen was full of smoke. I called, said we'd be a bit late and made another one..Everyone raved about it and I could not stop laughing thinking of the disaster that preceded it.