My favorite things to cook
I don't really have any favourites. I guess that I like cooking without recipes the best. I like being able to take a few ingredients, putting them together, and then seeing what I can come up with. I do this with my baking as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can't recall any family cooking traditions. My mom worked and it was up to us kids to prepare the meals. It soon became evident that I was the best among the 7 of us, so the task of cooking for the family came to me. I started at 8, and have been cooking/baking ever since.
My cooking triumphs
I have won many cooking and baking contests at different fairs and heritage days. My bread, pies and cakes are raved about all the time, and I am always asked to contribute at bake sales for different fundraisers.
My cooking tragedies
The first time that I ever made bread, I followed an award winning recipe, and failed so misserably at it that you could have used the bread as bricks to build a house. It was that hard and that heavy.