1. I am allergic to Poppy Seeds. Just a few make me itch all over. I wish I could share that for any person that does not know why they are itching all over!
Family loves to eat what I cook. I am happy to eat what my husband cooks: he is a good cook too, so we share the kitchen.
Born and raised in Minnesota. Lived in California for a decade before moving back to MN.
Love getting ideas from other people.
My favorite things to cook
Roast beef: rump roast in a cast-iron dutch oven.
Apple pie; chocolate chip cookies, butterscotch chip cookies: with lots of vanilla, and using Smart Balance instead of butter or shortening, for health reasons, but a benefit...Soft Cookies, ooh!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Get back to you on that.
My cooking triumphs
For Christmas 2013 I brought the meal for eight people to my in-laws' house. All food was gluten-free, and dairy-free.
My mother-in-law was moved to tears, so happy to have all work done for her. She is over age 80.
I roasted two turkey breasts, made a bread stuffing side dish, mashed potatoes.
For dessert I made a Surprise Inside Christmas Tree cake, cocoa butter and cocoa chocolate candies, and neapolitan cookies.
My cooking tragedies