Born & raised on a farm in the Midwest. However, have lived on the east coast for 40 years. Learned southern style cooking and canning when I was a teenager. At an early age I learned to cook from scratch. I am willing to try any new dish. Enjoy making diversified main meals and desserts. Inherited some great recipes from my Mother and grandmother. As years have passed expanded my cooking experience and love seafood, Mexican, Italian, Asian, and Chinese foods.
My favorite things to cook
Stir fry dishes. Love making sweet rolls and french bread. Pies are one of my specialty items that people rave about. I enjoy baking a variety of simple cookies while my husband loves to do detail extravagant cookies and pastries. My homemade mash potatoes can not match others so my family and friends tell me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas is our favorite family time when we celebrate the traditional Swedish cooking and desserts.
My cooking triumphs
Kay's Angel Food Cake
My cooking tragedies
My Mother made her last Thanksgiving Dinner when I was 7 years old. When I got married my husband and I wanted to create our own Thanksgiving tradition to have turkey and all the trimmings. I had my Mother's stuffing recipe but had never made it. On our first Thanksgiving when I finished preparing the stuffing I asked my husband seriously, "Where does the stuffing go"? My husband was on the floor laughing so hard in complete disbelief. It has been a long standing story over the years. Yes, I know the stuffing goes inside the turkey. I was so embarrassed to say as a farmer's daughter I did not know where the stuffing went. Another one was when I made my first German Chocolate Cake and when I took it out of the oven the cakes were slanted. I finished frosting them but the family created a name for my German Chocolate Cake..."slump".