Retired Navy. HS Teacher.
My favorite things to cook
Food!!! Seriously: eggs any way I can get them. Dessert, especially baklava; Italian "home cooking"; Asian stir-fry; anything in the rice cooker slow cooker soups; and sushi (especially the scrambled egg style)
My favorite family cooking traditions
cinnamon rolls, turkey-neck soup the night before Thanksgiving, mom's deviled eggs, baklava at birthdays
My cooking triumphs
Wild rice and sausage stuffed duck; blueberry/cherry preserves won Best in Class at county fair; my sister says my pork chop cream gravy is better than mom's is; I silenced a freshman class with my sweet potato pie.
My cooking tragedies
not knowing I should 'feed my yeast' and having it die. Making bread. I don't know what it is I do wrong, but I just can't make good bread!!! I even bought a bread machine, AND used a boxed mix and STILL ended up with a brick!!! :-(