I'm just a person who likes to bake and cook and treasures being with family.
My favorite things to cook
I tend to make rather simple, tasty meals but on occasion I will try my hand at something a little more involved. My true specialty is decorating cakes and baking special desserts for family and friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have my family members choose whatever special dessert they would like for their "Birthday Treat" and I will make it for them. A few things I've been asked to make over the years are German Chocolate Pie, Raspberry-White Chocolate Cheesecake, Rice Pudding, Cream Puffs and Chocolate Sin Cake.
My cooking triumphs
I think my most important cooking triumphs are any time I put a smile on someone's face and hear, "Oh, this is soooooooo good", from something I have cooked or baked for them!
My cooking tragedies
When I was younger with two small children, I went to sprinkle some dried parsley into some tuna fish that I had prepared for sandwiches. I unknowingly grabbed the oregano by mistake and on top of that the "shaker top was not snapped on tight. A ton of oregano ended up in the tuna. I fished (pun intended) out as much of it as I could but being on a budget, I couldn't afford to waste the tuna so I served it to my kids anyway. It was the worst tuna fish ever and my kids still remember it to this day, over 27 years later.