Growing up my family owned a restaurant and later my mother was a self employed baker. So, I decided to master cooking about 10 years ago (as my mother has done), just hasn't happened yet! I have 7 brothers & sisters with children of their own and 4 children myself and we all love to eat! Each family member has their specialties and I'm always on the look for something new and different.
My favorite things to cook
I really love to bake sweets, like cookies, bars, pies, and cheese cakes! I love meals that you can prepare, freeze, then pop in the oven when in a hurry. I guess traditional American food is what I cook most, but Chinese Food is my favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
That would be something my dad came up with at out restaurant, called cheaters, because our restaurant was next to weight watchers and many would come in to cheat on their diet. A special dough, sausage, and cheese put together just the right way! I haven't came across them anywhere else!
My cooking triumphs
I've managed to make an awesome cheesecake and some great side dishes that are staples during the holidays! I also do really well making cookies.
My cooking tragedies
Um...I once used "cool whip" or whipped cream instead of heavy whipping cream in a recipe for Thanksgiving years ago, but everyone was nice and ate the melting lopsided cake anyways.