I came from a fairly large family, learned to cook early and cooked everything from scratch. We had to make food stretch, so I learned a lot cooking that way. Over the years I've learned a lot more and absolutely love to cook and have people over to eat with us.
My favorite things to cook
I love making soups, breads, and pies so my favorite things to cook are simple down home country recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner at my home.
My cooking triumphs
I've won several cooking contests including chili and salsa. I'm very proud of that.
My cooking tragedies
Experimenting with bread recipes has resulted in some rather rawhide tasting bread, but once I juggled all the ingredients to my taste, the end result was a perfect bread. Wasted a lot of ingredients before I found perfection but I fed it to the birds so it didn't go to waste. Once I made some horrible biscuits. They were hard as a rock. My grandfather painted them and hung them on the wall in his kitchen.