My favorite things to cook
Cookies! And Soup.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everyone in my family cooks. My son is a gourmet cook. My great Uncle was a professional baker. One exception: My dad. Poor dad I think he believed there was a magical meal fairy and I'm not sure he even knew there was a kitchen in our house! I'm working on a family recipe compilation cookbook for our next reunion.
My cooking triumphs
I'm known for yummy cookies. However, any time I change up a recipe to make it my own, that's a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I've only had one cake not turn out and sadly it was my son's birthday cake this past year. Made a white, two-layer round cake, let it cool. When I began frosting it, the entire thing fell apart! I ended up using the frosting as "putty" to hold it together and renamed it "Earthquake Cake". Son said he didn't mind, that BD cake is largely symbolic anyway. We each ate a piece and then I threw it away so there would be no evidence of my baking failure.