My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Basically I grew up with my father's wonderful Filippino cooking, however I would cook on the holidays.
My cooking tragedies
My father loved baked ham, I found a new recipe that called for capers, etc and thought I would try it. It looked just like the recipe book....my father saw it, hesitated and really looked at the ham...he said it was fine. I had to hurry off and as I was leaving, through the window,- I saw him scraping the ham off so he could add the cloves and pineapple he expected to have on his baked ham. After that I knew he didn't want any innovative new recipes and made sure I made it the way he wanted it.