Just a wife and mother raising three kids and a large German Shepherd on the old family homestead.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and decorate cakes! My great-aunts taught me what they had learned from the cake decorating classes that they had taken years before. I've done a few cakes for pay, but do not enjoy the stress. I much prefer just doing it for the people I love.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fudge at Christmas. Mom always made fudge for everyone at Christmas! My sister and I have started the tradition of making rock candy every year for Christmas gifts now. It's a big hit, and a lot of fun to make together! I used to help Mom freeze strawberries and make jam, and now I do it every summer by myself.
My cooking triumphs
I've made some fantastic cakes and candy, both the appearance and the taste were great! I'm known for my yeast rolls and breads, and frequently get asked to bring a batch to family gatherings.
My cooking tragedies
Christmas Day a number of years ago, the yeast rolls I made came out TERRIBLE. I think that they weighed about a pound a piece! It was the only batch of rolls that I've made that was a total flop! I'm not good with my slow cooker either. I don't think that ANYTHING I've made in it has come out edible. Now it's used exclusively for dyeing yarn.