My name is Jackie and I'm a very blessed single woman who shares a home with her mom. My original plan was to be married with 6 kids. Well that plan did not work out, no hubby or kids. However, I have 7 god children Kevin is currently in kindergarten and giving his teacher a run for her money! I still believe love is out there and I'll wait on God to write the end of this story. I love baking and trying new recipes. I truly enjoy this site.
My favorite things to cook
Pound cakes, muffins and my specialty oatmeal raisin cookies. People at work and church think they can place an order for cookies at will. It is a good thing I enjoy baking. Not so much in the summer since my house does not have central air conditioning. Baking at Christmas and other holidays is a big highlight for me and the recipients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A dear friend Colletta, a member of my church gave me her favorite pound cake recipe. She passed away some years ago. Everyone loved her pound cakes. I was so happy she entrusted the recipe to me. She and I also shared the same birthday. We would try to see who would get through on the phone first. It just hasn't been the same since she passed but I know she is celebrating daily in heaven. Whenever I bake pound cake special memories of her warm my heart.
My cooking triumphs
Cakes, muffins, homemade soup to name a few. I constantly watch cooking shows and scour cookbooks for new challenges. My next attempt will be cheesecakes and scones. I'll let you know how that turns out.
My cooking tragedies
I can not seem to master biscuits or pie crust. I believe the problem is I don't fully understand how to knead. I've made perfect biscuits -- texture & flavor once twice tops. All other times it is a bust! My attempt at pie crust is let us just say not very good. HELP!!