Hello, I am JC. I am a mother of 4 grown girls, youngest being 17. I have 2 grandchildren turning 3 and 2 yrs in March. I LOVE cooking and baking and trading recipes. Now with an almost empty house I am cooking for friends and summer markets.
My favorite things to cook
I concocted a bread recipe that everyone seems to love and even buy from me and I sooo enjoy making bread from scratch.
I love to try anything if I have the ingredients on hand.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have Turkey for Thanksgiving and Easter and both Turkey and Ham for Christmas. My daughter makes homemade almond rocha, my sister makes this amazing noodle salad and my mom makes apple danish ... cookie sheet sized. For family birthdays our tradition is to cook that persons favorite dinner and dessert on the actual day and then throw the party on the weekend, now that they are grown this still happens.
My cooking triumphs
I mastered canned antipasto 3 years ago. Was hard to get the spices/flavor just right. But I got it now.
My most recent souffle (sp?) didnt fall. I was so happy, lol.
My cooking tragedies
My first yeasted dinner buns, I was 18 and they were hockey pucks.
My fudge last week became a square pan of tasty runny topping for ice cream, Grrr!