I am a wife of 40 years to a wonderful husband and mother of two adult children that I like as well as love and the doting grandmother of a great 8 year old boy. I have always enjoyed cooking and have upheld the tradition of cooking dinner for my family every night. So I am always reading about and experimenting with new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food for sure.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Each Christmas Eve my family hosts an Open House for neighbors and friends. I prepare a large holiday buffet which always includes chicken and dumplings (a treat for these Californians I love). I also make homemade Peppermint ice cream to go with all the cookies and cakes.
My cooking triumphs
I think my family would tell anyone who would listen that my triumphs are my soups, stews and casseroles. Our family loves lots of flavor in a dish and I have a knack for blending the right herbs and spices to achieve a good flavor balance.
My cooking tragedies
I seem to be easily distracted when baking and (you guessed it) have over cooked or burned too many dishes to count.