I am married and a mother of a growing 17 yr old girl and 11 year old boy. Forever hungry, they keep my quest for the new and different constantly on a roll!!
My favorite things to cook
I would have to say desserts, especially cheesecake. The more decadent, the better!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I think every now and then I want to remember my childhood, so I will bake simple things, like fresh biscuits, cinnamon rolls and good old brownies. But my usual cooking style is very inventive and I am forever trying new recipes.
My cooking triumphs
I think my biggest triumph was when I hosted a meal at my home for a group of online cooking buddies, some of whom came from extensive cooking backgrounds. They travelled to my house, 6 of them, plus my family. Needless to say, I was wired about this whole ordeal, but it was a smashing success (I worried for nothing), and recipes were doled out!! I would do it again for sure!!
My cooking tragedies
The worst thing I ever did, and my 3 sisters NEVER let me live it down to this day, was the time I was making Monkey Bread (aka: pull apart cinnamon buns). I used baking soda instead of powder in the biscuit recipe (I was 13 at the time), and they were horried!!! It didn't help that I had invited all my friends over to sample!!