I've been married for 24 years, and have 8 children, 1 girl and SEVEN boys. I am a grandmother to Skylar, a granddaughter, and Michael, a grandson. I work in a hospital as a data processor. I love to cook for my family. I live and 3 1/2 acres and have a huge flower and vegi garden.
My favorite things to cook
At Christmas time I love to bake lots of different cookies and make candies. I love making sweets, like quick breads, desserts and especially cheesecakes. I love trying gourmet recipes, and in general I just love to cook anything!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't think that we really have any cooking traditions, other than the common family barbeques and the Christmas cookies. Oh, yeah, but one of my sons never lets me forget that I always burn the yams on Thanksgiving. I quess you could call that a family tradition!
My cooking triumphs
I don't really know of any specific triumphs. I always get compliments about my cooking. I just enjoy trying new recipes, and cooking for my family.
My cooking tragedies
One time we invited my sister-in-law and her husband over for dinner. I made steaks. I think I was nineteen, and had never cooked steaks. How hard could it be? It was like, could they be any harder? You couldn't even cut them with a knife. I still don't cook steaks.