My family and I live on a farm and we have sort of a "do-it-yourself" attitude; grow our own veggies, & do a lot of preserving, I bake all my own bread. I love to cook "from scratch" as much as possible.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing is baking, I grind wheat & bake our bread. I do wedding cakes as often as time allows, and lots of cakes for other celebrations too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother was a wonderful cook, especially baking, she taught me some of our family's Scandinavian recipes. My mom was a more "inventive" cook, she loves creating her own recipes and trying new things.
My cooking triumphs
I taught myself to make wedding cakes, and made my own! People said I was crazy to do it, but I'm glad I did, because I made it just the way I wanted it! We had chocolate cake with raspberry ganache filling, and orange pound cake both frosted with white chocolate buttercream.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to count! I learn by trial and error, and have made a lot of errors! Baking scratch cakes is difficult, and I've had a lot of bad ones in between the good ones! Once I accidentaly left the sugar out of a chocolate cake I was making for someone else, and I only figured that out because the cake came out so much flatter than usual. Luckily, I remembered what I did before I gave it to her, and had to quickly whip up a new one!