I like to cook, but I love to bake. My favorites are biscotti and cookies, but plan to make more quick breads, cakes, scones and muffins this year than last. I don't do pie, as the crust is so unhealthy I would feel guilty feeding it to my family. I like to use as many light or reduced fat recipes as I can for both baking and cooking. Sometimes though, I go with the real thing, like Christmas cookies and choc chip cookies just have to have butter in them or they are not worth the effort.
My favorite things to cook
Salmon, chicken, salads, casseroles, soups, stir-fry
My favorite family cooking traditions
My great grandmother's recipe for dense, heavy, white bread (super for toast), and my mother's No-egg Cocoa Cake with Brown Sugar and Walnut Glaze.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking tragedies
Duck. It's a long story.