I began cooking as a preteen and have never stopped! I still make some of the recipes from long ago - but love trying new foods and techniques. Amazing how the availability of fresh ingredients has improved over the years - makes cooking so much more interesting! A note to young cooks - all recipes are a base - don't be afraid to experiment and change them to fit your family's tastes. Cooking should be fun, not robotic!
My favorite things to cook
Lovely Comfort foods - Roast Chicken, Pot Roast, Braised Short Ribs., Salisbury Steak. All with a special touch or two to make them uniquely mine!
Yummy baked goods - Ginger cookies, Kentucky Derby Pie, Devils Food Cupcakes with 7 Minute Frosting, Cheesecake - pretty much anything sweet!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Eve Dinner - always a 4 course yum fest, but always make ahead easy to insure family time!
Special Sunday Brunches with friends - individual Dutch Babies with Fresh Fruit is a favorite!
My cooking triumphs
Holiday Cookie Trays - at least 12-20 types of cookies and candies,
My cooking tragedies
Anytime I try to do a meringue of any kind. Always end up with a weepy gummy MESS!