I've been cooking for eons. I love it. I cook new dishes a lot and share recipes with friends & family. Have mountains of saved recipes and cookbooks.
My Mom, Sisters, Nieces,and Daughter are also great cooks. They have contributed to my cooking skills.
My favorite things to cook
Old-fashioned good food. Lots of old ethnic favorites and many new favs. Don't like baking as much as cooking.
I like to strike out in completely new areas of cooking or with totally unfamiliar foods. It's fun to learn. We even learn from the not-so-successful attempts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner. We have always made a big deal out of it. We feel to continue traditions, even in modified versions is an important part of who we are and where we've come from. (hint - maintain your family traditions - they really matter)
Sometimes we are fortunate enough to get the whole gang together, and others we make do with who can show up, and new guests brought to the table. "Always room for one more", Mom always said.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to can - what a tremendous legacy from my older Sis. Learning new recipes and cooking methods.
I love the challenge of a bumper crop from the garden- we stretch ourselves and try new recipes. Sometimes we get surprising results.
I recently relocated from Oswego NY to Kentucky and I love it here. I'm excited about learning some of the local recipes and how to utilize local foods. My current love affair is with fresh Peaches - they are wonderful here !
My cooking tragedies
Don't even ask me about my first experience cooking stewed prunes; no, the wrinkles never do come out.
Oh, and what's the difference between a clove of garlic and a bulb of garlic? I can tell you that one , too!