I am retired and the proud "Nanna" of five grandchildren, three boys and two girls. I love spending time with them, and cooking for them whenever I can. I have wonderful a daughter and a wonderful son, and am very, very proud of them, as well.
My favorite things to cook
I cook primarily Italian-lasagna, manicotti, polenta, and sauces from scratch. Thanks to my daughter, I eat more healthy since she is a vegan and thanks to my daughter-in-law, I can now make dinner rolls and cinnamon buns. I have learned to combine the two, by cooking with whole wheat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am of Hispanic/Native American heritage and I have definitly not followed it. But, if grandchildren are available - I make sure that they help me in the kitchen and it always turns into a learning experience.
My cooking triumphs
To date, are my dinner rolls and sticky cinnamon buns. My lasagna is especially well received, and has easily sold for five dollars a square, many years ago.
My cooking tragedies
Prior to becoming an AllRecipes member, I couldn't make pie crust if my life depended on it - but now, I am a whiz at Apple Pie and the crust is almost the best part. I also use the crust for Empanadas and the filling can be almost anything delicious!