I have grown up in Minnesota lived here most of my life, with the exception of about 10 years after high School. Now I am raising a family, do volunteer work, and run a family daycare.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is any kind of cookie! I was the oldest of 5 kids and I have been cooking my whole life. I also thought cooking was just common sense but as I grew up I realized not everyone has common sense either!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, I have deep family ties to Norway, Poland, Germany,(Boheimian!) So we have lots of outreageous recipies that you've never heard of! Always have lefsa, krum kaka, rommegrat at Christmas, not to mention the klub for Grandpas birthday. But, the usual is good farm cookin, meat & potatoes!
My cooking triumphs
Everytime you make a treat or a meal that puts a smile on the kids faces and they ask for more is a triump!
My cooking tragedies
No matter how I cook duck, ( the men in my family hunt mallards, Canadia Geese) and I still can't stand it YUCK!