Married for over 30 years. Mother to one daughter and four grandchildren.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts of course! New recipes that actually taste wonderful and look the way they are supposed to.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to create memories and start new traditions with my family. Some of our family traditions include Spaghetti dinner every Christmas Eve, an annual trip to the snow for 4-5 days in December. This year we started a new one we call,"Chicken Gravy", which is actually Peanut Butter Fudge. When I was cooking the fudge, my grandchildren came in and asked what I was cooking? Not wanting them to dig their fingers in it while it set, I said "Chicken Gravy". Their comment later: "This is good Chicken Gravy Grandma!"
My cooking triumphs
After being married for over 30 years, my best triumph is finally learning how to cooking just enough so we don't have more than the next day's lunch as leftovers.
My cooking tragedies
One year when making my mother's Almond Roca, I totally forgot about the requirement that it be made on bright sunny day. After the toffee separated in the pan and I had to throw it out, I looked outside and realized that it was foggy and damp. Note: Always check the weather!