I've been cooking since I was 12 years old. I have 5 children, 18 Grands, 3 Great Grands. I have a 6 year old Grand who lives with me 24/7. I cook and sew, cross stitch, quilt, read in my spare time. I'm not able to do as much as I'd like too but still do some.
My favorite things to cook
Cakes, Fried Chicken with lots of black pepper, Jelly and Jams in the summer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grannie taught me to cook on an old wood stove. Tea Cake Cookies were my favorite and I've always baked them for my children. She also gave me a love for putting up all the seasonal fruits and veggies from the garden.
My cooking triumphs
Wedding Cakes. I made 126 Yellow Roses for a 3 layer cake and getting them to stay on the cake was an experience. I learned a lot with that one.
My cooking tragedies
My very first pie was a peach pie. All from scratch. That pie must have weighed 10 pounds. I still to this day don't know what I did wrong. Thank goodness I haven't duplicated that one!!!!