I'm a Mom, a wife, a Grandma of 2 boys and loving it all! I've been writing a cookbook for about 10 years now and very close to the end (if there is such a place). There's always 1 more great recipe to put in! We live in mid-western Ontario, better known as "farm country".
My favorite things to cook
Main dishes, desserts, baking tarts, pies, a good loaf of bread and oh yes, my quest to make the perfect peach bread pudding.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The best family cooking tradition is my late grandmother's sausage stuffing. When there was a turkey cooking, the only thing that people couldn't wait for to come out of the oven was Grama's sausage stuffing. Perfection!!!
My cooking triumphs
I have found that my famous rice pudding recipe is always a hit! And of course Grama's sausage stuffing and I'd have to say my tweeked chili recipe. The list could get lengthy.
My cooking tragedies
When I first was married I thought I'd try and impress my husband with some home made bread. However, when I was putting it together, I forgot to put in the yeast. So I baked the bread thinking I had done everything right and when it came out of the oven, behold it was very heavy. Realizing that I had goofed up somehow, I thought I would get rid of it before he came home from work to save embarassment so I decided to throw it out over the back balcony (we lived on the third floor). As I watched it hit the ground I noticed it didn't even crack. Boy, she was solid. To this day I often thought I should have shelacked it and used it as a doorstop. It would have been a great conversation piece and a reminder to never assume you put all the ingredients in until you double check.