I learned to cook watching my southern mother and my farmer grandmother. Both were excellent
cooks. They turned the simplest
ingredients into the grandest of feasts. Every Thanksgiving my mother
cooked for the whole Ohio family.
Which was from 35 to 54 people. she was known by all as the best cook in the family. My cousins still talk of how eating at Aunt Betty's was always a treat. They called her aunt B because she reminded them of aunt Bea on the Andy Taylor tv show.
My favorite things to cook
I like making deserts the best.
I guess because they are most often
happy occasions or holidays. Pies & cakes are what I make the most. And they're what I'm asked to bring every time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving it's cheese cake w/cranberry topping,
pumpkin pie,stuffing, turkey,
mashed potatos. Mom died in 2006
but I keep her tradition going. Sometimes it's the good food that holds families together.
My cooking tragedies
Dropping a cooked turkey!
Holy on a cracker those
things really fall apart!
Nothing uneatable so far! WooHoo!!