My love of cooking began when I was only 5 years old and my mother was too ill to cook and talked me through cracking, and frying an egg. During school, I had 6 years of Home Economics which solidified my love of cooking and the presentation of the finished product.
My favorite things to cook
Cheesecake, chicken and dumplings, Jambalaya, Chicken Vindaloo, desserts of all kinds, Italian and Chinese, along with East Indian, German, and too many different things to list.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Roasting turkey and dressing, making fudge, making a red velvet cake with white cream cheese frosting in remembrance of Christ's birth at Christmas, teaching my children and my grandchildren and girl scouts the love of cooking.
My cooking triumphs
Chocolate Malt Cheesecake--which everyone loves! Boston Cream pie which my husband loves. Making pie crust the way that my grandmother taught me so that it is always light and flaky. The best chicken and dumplings around (having been taught by my mom and my grandmother).