I am a homebody, love to cook, garden, read, and spoil my family. On my days off, my favorite thing to do is make soup and bread or batches of cookies for my grandkids. I am teaching my 13 yr. old grandson how to cook and he loves it. Now, my grand daughter is a different story...
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new recipes, and am always experimenting. My husband is a willing guinea pig. Our favorite food is Italian and Thai, and we love any type of ethnic foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family loves our tried and true family recipes passed down from generations past, such as hearty chicken tortilla soup, the best meatloaf, my mom's cabbage rolls, home made bread, and too many more to mention. Just good comfort food that brings back memories.
My cooking triumphs
I am an expert pie baker.
My cooking tragedies
I have mixed luck when it comes to beef roasts, and my family loves to tell the story about the "peanut butter chicken". I mistook the amount of peanut butter that went into the sauce for a chicken breast recipe I made, and accidently added 2 1/2 cups instead of 1/2 cup. It was a gluey, unpalatable dish, even after I rinsed off the chicken. It just got worse and worse. We had pancakes instead, and a good laugh!! I made banana bread once that my husband and his friend used for a football. Not sure what happened there, but it was my first baking attempt as a young bride, many years ago.