I work on the internet so am home most of the time! I love that! When I first got married I knew next to nothing about cooking, let alone a kitchen! The first roast I ever made I cooked at 400 degrees for an hour! Af course it was shoe leather, and we went out for burgers! Fortunately my mom in law was a Home Economics teacher and gave me my first cookbook, which I still own! If a person can read they can cook. What sets some cooks apart from the others is simple: They LOVE IT! I would rather eat my own cooking most of the time. I collect cookbooks! Best place to get them is at Thrift Stores. Don't be afraid to check out cookbooks that are old! Some of the best things I have learned and some of my best recipes came from old books! Have fun cooking and Love what you eat!!
My favorite things to cook
Cookies of any kind
My favorite family cooking traditions
We really don't have one. But on Holidays everyone helps in the kitchen!
My cooking tragedies
A few years ago when my kids were still at home I was hurrying to get dinner. Next to my stove I keep things like baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, flour, all within easy reach.
I grabbed for the corn starch to thicken some chicken gravy. I added about a Tablespoon. I'm stirring the gravy and the funny thing was, it started to foam up! I thought, thats odd and it didn't want to thicken.
Humm--so I took a little taste and about gagged!
In my hurry I had added a Tablespoonful of Baking Soda! Needless to say there was no chicken gravy for the potatoes that night.