I have been baking and cooking since childhood. My great-grandparents came from the old country and passed down their recipes to my grandparents. My grandmother was an excellent pie and cake maker. She baked for my farmer grandfather everyday. My mom was a good homestyle, country cook. My dad was into gourmet cooking. My aunt was a gourmet chef, who had a cooking show and was friends with James Beard. So I was exposed to cooking and baking from both sides of the family...especially ethnic dishes...German and Polish. As and adult, I look to carry on the traditions of my family and my husband's family. I have two small children who already love to cook and bake with both my husband and I. We are both 'foodies' and everyone who knows us, knows we are always experimenting with new recipes all the time!
My favorite things to cook
Baking: Cookies, brownies, scones, rolls.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am Polish and German, so pierogi, golabki(stuffed cabbage), making sausage - my husbands family has a generational sausage recipe.
My cooking triumphs
I have gained quite a reputation in my MOMs Club for being the "best" baker. Everyone requests that I make their favorites. I am honored that I have been given that status!
My cooking tragedies
Forgetting to put either baking powder or baking soda in something.....result: flat and hard!