I am retired from the Florida Univ. system. Began substituting teaching about 6 years ago. My husband started cooking! He is great at it. But I am taking it back for awhile. I LOVE this website. Use it at least 3x per week if not more. Live in the country in Gilchrist County, Fl
My favorite things to cook
I do NOT like to make pudding. I always scorch the pan. But otherwise I like to try anything! Special for me is Asian quisine. My husband likes anything down home and country...and if it has gravy all the better. So I have to be creative with my healthy eating and his delicious eating.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably Christmas Eve. For 20 years we have had our 7 combined children, 15 grandchildren, and 8 greatgrandchildren over for food and celebrating Christmas. The "girls" bring something but I always do something tried and true, and create one or two new dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I don't know! I just made the blueberry poundcake II yesterday and it was incredible! My husband doesn't like blueberries but he loved that cake! Also some delicious chicken dishes. And fish. But my husband and sons like "meat and potatoes" so I get creative with those too.
My cooking tragedies
Scorching pudding, burning something because I get busy doing something else, not making enough. Nothing horrible I guess. When I was about 8 I loved to cook, my Mom didn't. So I got to do most of it. Once I made mashed potatoes and for "appearance" put blue food coloring it them. My Dad (I was his only girl) made my 2 brothers eat them!!! I have to admit they must have looked pretty awful with gravy on them.