I've have always loved to cook. I have still have the recipes I've saved from back when I was a kid. I've been blessed to have traveled and lived around the world and have tasted many wonderful dishes from many cultures.
My favorite things to cook
I am very interested in the healing power of food and using food to maintain health and prevent diseases.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking and decorating Christmas cookies together.
My cooking triumphs
Beautifully decorated cookies and cakes.
My cooking tragedies
Twenty plus years ago, when my family all gathered for Thanksgiving dinner at our house, I needed to dry some bread for stuffing, but at the same time I needed to keep my cats from getting into it. I placed the bread in a big plastic bowl and set the bowl into the oven over night. The next morning, forgetting I had placed the bowl in the oven, I turned on the oven to preheat it for the turkey. Soon the smell of melting plastic was drifting through the air! The bowl had melted into a big glob of blue goo and I had a big sticky mess in my oven. To this day whenever the family gets together they remind me of that incident.