I started cooking when I was 9 years old. I cooked pork chops, mashed potatoes, gravy, and corn for the first effort. My parents "said" it was good.
My favorite things to cook
I've always loved working with yeast. I especially enjoy making good breakfasts when the grandkids spend the night.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pancakes of all kinds, breakfast pizza, French dip, etc.
My cooking triumphs
German apple pancake - I took two of these to a condo association coffee and everyone loved them.
My cooking tragedies
I had a stroganoff recipe that I loved. I made it for my husband's godmother and it was a humbling experience. The rice was sloppy and the meat was tough and didn't have a lot of flavor. Haven't made it since!