I love to cook, but since i am alone, I tend to cook simple meals.
I am also a Master gardener and love to tend my little garden.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake, make homemade pasta and stirfry's.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We were a family who cooked. My Dad and Nana were the cooks in the family, and I followed along. My favorite memory is at Christmas making suger cookies and grinding the nuts for a German cookie called Kipfil. they are heaven.
My cooking triumphs
I once made a birthday cake for my Nana that took 3 days to make. It was called a Spanish Wind Torte and was layer upon layer of meringue filled with whipped cream and raseberries.
The next was a peach pie with a cream chees crust. My Mom served it for dessert at dinner party and everyone wanted to know what bakery it came from.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first learning to cook, I would forget to add such things as sugar, baking powder or soda. My brother still refers to some biscuits as "Ellie-Mae's" bullets.