My favorite things to cook
Everything. Love to cook Christmas candies, cookies and breads. Healthy meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
3 layer chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting (box cake and from scratch frosting). Grandma Jean's egg noodles in chicken broth. Mom's English toffee. Mom's Russian Tea Cakes. Peanut brittle. My Fudge. Banana bread. Aunt Mary's lemon bread. Mom's spaghetti. Making all of these wonderful recipes with my girls.
My cooking triumphs
Detailed-decorated birthday cakes that not only look pretty (or cute or funny), but taste good as well. Also, cooking side-by-side with my daughter in the kitchen - and she loves to cook!!! YAY!!!
My cooking tragedies
Forgetting to include the sugar in the coffee cake - discovered my mistake when I served it to our pastor and his wife when they visited our home. Yuck!