I'm a teacher's assistant in a Pre Kindergarten class. I live with my husband, daughter and our golden retriever (fur child) I love to entertain family and friends in our home
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, cookies, pies cakes and breads. I also like to make soups and casseroles.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother and mother both baked, gram more than Mom. Between the 2 of them I learned to cook from scratch. Shortcuts are okay but the results are never as good as pies from real fruit, or cakes with real whipped cream.
My cooking triumphs
I can't think of any one triumph. I cook all the time and consider it a triumph if the people I am feeding really enjoy what I serve.
My cooking tragedies
I just remember making some coconut macaroons from a recipe my mother in law used. She didn't tell me to put parchment paper on the cookie sheet. I couldn't get the cookies off the sheet and got so frustrated I threw the sheet against the wall. Not a very mature action, but the cookies STILL didn't come off!