Well I live in the foothills of Northern Ca. and I love the snow here in the winter. I have always loved to cook especially for my hubby. He passed away 2 years ago and though I still love to cook I have had to scale down a bit. I used to work for one of the large membership stores as a demonstrator and loved it but after 7 years just got laid off. I love conecting with the members of this site for new ideas on recipes. You are all so nice and helpful.
My favorite things to cook
Favorite things to cook would be what my "grown kids" like me to cook. They tell me "I'm the best cook" I think you really have to love to cook to be a good one. I like to cook Lasangna, any mexican food, chinese food and also desserts of any kind. My very favorite thing to cook is Christmas Turkey dinner,oh I also cook that same thing for Thanksgiving. My kids would have a fit if I didn't. My hubby used to like me to cook him things like, scampi, lobster, steak, ribbs and any mexican food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Always a great celebration on Thanksgiving and I better not try to change any of the traditional food or I will hear about it. Also Christmas Eve dinner and then Christmas morning "breakfast cassarole" and then the turkey dinner for Christmas dinner.I have to have a ton of gravy for the turkey.
My cooking triumphs
I think when I learned to cook lobster that was as good as the resteraunt's. Also I can bbq anything. I learned that if you improvise a little in recipes to fit your taste that you can experience new tastes and treats.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I were first married, I was 17 and he was 18 and I made him fried chicken and I tried to make gravy. Well I didn't know how so called his wonderful grandmother. She told me about the making of the roux with butter, flour, milk, salt and pepper and some of the fried chicken drippings. Well I kept adding more milk and it would be too thin, then more flour and it would be too thick, after about 1 hour I had enough gravy that filled a big dutch oven and it was so thick you could have used it for mortar for a brick wall. LOL. Oh, those were the days!!