Wife, mom, student, cook, needle artist, painter, knitter, seamstress, sarcastic comedienne, chauffeur
My favorite things to cook
Yeast bread, Italian, Mexican, lots of soups, plain old good home cooking, well-balanced meals, desserts - mostly cookies, quick bread and cakes...Pretty much anything I actually have time for.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big family dinners where everyone comes at holidays.
My cooking triumphs
My mom said that my meatloaf was better than hers.
My great-aunt never liked tuna for sandwiches until she like mine.
My husband hated corned beef until he tasted mine.
My cooking tragedies
The first Christmas my two 14-year-olds were alive, I tried to make the big family Christmas meal. I stayed up until 2:30 Christmas Eve making the pies. When we ate, we found out that I'd put chili powder instead of cinnamon in the apple pies. Actually, it wasn't bad, just different. The kids ask for Chili pie now because they really like it.