Hello! I live in northeast Md. on the Md./Del./Pa. border, halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia and close to the Chesapeake Bay. I have 4 children, am recently divorced after 28 years of marriage cuz hubby loved my cooking, but liked to sample other restaurants, so to speak. I have a beautiful 3 year old granddaughter who lights up my life, and have loved to cook since I was 10 years old. I recently sold my business, so I am looking to spend more time in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
Cheese enchilada's, (my Mom's from El Paso)/ Any kind of soup/ Chicken cordon bleu in a veloute sauce/ Cheesecake/ Christmas cookies/ Anything with crabmeat or shrimp/ Signature vegetable casseroles/ Awesome appetizers/ Slow grilled ham/Holiday Meals
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have always been the cook for the crowds. I catered a number of large family events, assembled a family cookbook for a reunion, cook most of the holiday meals, love Christmas baking, love ethnic, like to surprise the very boring palates in this rural area. Learned to cook from my Mom and Grandma, who could bake but I can't, and hope to pass it down to some of my children.
My cooking triumphs
Hard to say, every time I cook, it changes. I rarely work from a recipe, but it usually turns out ok. Probably my greatest triumph, catering a party for about 150 for my father-in-laws 60th birthday. Amazingly, everything turned out great.
My cooking tragedies
Seventh grade home economics class, final exam "Christmas cookies." The teach allowed my group to pick a cookie that was over budget for the classroom. Each of us had our own assignment. When it came time to add the flour, one of our group grabbed the bag of wheat paste instead of the flour. We didn't pass the final exam.