I now teach piano and have about 35 students. My daughter went away to university this year and it is now just my husband and me and the pets.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook things that have a lot of flavor. I like variety. I have a friend who shares this joke with me, "There is nothing that a little more butter won't make taste better."
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am known to have over 30 people for dinner on special occasions. To me it is not a holiday unless there is a big group. I guess that comes from growing up with 3 sisters and a brother. Now we do not have the big groups over and I cook too much. I need to adapt to a new lifestyle
My cooking triumphs
I made a dinner monthly for a ladies church group of 40 for over two years and planned and prepared dinner for over 250 for church parties on many occasions.
My cooking tragedies
My mother-in-law brought me a duck and a recipe for duck l'orange. So I invited some distant relatives I hadn't met for dinner and made the duck following the recipe faithfully. When silence descended around the table after people took a bite I tasted it and realized the recipe said 1 cup lemon juice not 1 cup orange juice.Wow what a shock to the palate.