I am a retired public school art teacher.I taught art for 35yrs.Married mother of three sons,grandmother to six.
My favorite things to cook
Family and friends always seem to enjoy my cooking.I make a wonderful NY cheesecake , egg rolls, fried rice,stir fry veggies,beef strongonoff,artichoke chicken,lasagna and love to try new things.
My cooking triumphs
I believe that anyone who can read a recipe can cook so most of my dishes are triumphs. I always put my own spin on recipes to make them my own or get an idea from a recipe and go off on my own.
My cooking tragedies
When I was twelve,I was baking a cake from my new Betty Crocker Cookbook and mistakenly incorporated directions and ingredients from two recipes.Knowing that the batter didn't look right I became distressed.Older(19)brother comes in,gives his ideas,baked the cake and it was as hard as a brick.I'm sure that the building industry would have loved the recipe.Needless to say I never made that mistake again.