Mother of 4. Turning 50. Do Equine Search and Rescue. New EMT and new grandmother.
My favorite things to cook
I probably enjoy baking the most. But, I do enjoy the ooohs and aaahs over my different party appetizer recipies as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lazy pig Fridays. Mexican food potluck with friends. Halloween chilli and cocoa. Christmas breakfast casserole and champaign orange juice. Thanksgiving... everything thanksgiving... from fighting over the giblets to flouring each other up over the pie dough, making that flat cinnamon sugar thing in the oven with the leftover dough, forgetting to serve the frozen cranberry things still in the freezer, having each person tell what they've been thankful for and splitting the wishbone.
My cooking triumphs
Hmmm. Pleasing guests from the south with fried sweet potatoes. Recently, pleasing guests from Uganda with Pilau Masala and a curry meat stew. My simple chicken satay recipe is easy and I have a really great irish stew recipe. Both are always hits.
My cooking tragedies
Nine cornish hens glazed with garlic apricot jam; for this last Thanksgiving. Two hens were not done on one side... and my daughters husbands fiance got one... I got the other one... stupid Kenmore oven.