I have three grown children; three grown stepchildren, four sons/daughters in law and seven grandchildren. I have a busy career I love. Cooking is about sharing love for me. I adore having family and friends at my home to share a meal.
My favorite things to cook
Whatever I'm cooking NOW!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are lucky all but one of our children live here; but like a lot of blended families, we have Thanksgiving with my children; Christmas Eve with his, Christmas day with mine. It's tough to share your children on holidays - and its tough for them to have to be several places on a single day. I make a mean Turkey & Dressing. On Christmas Eve we do Mexican; because there will be more turkey & ham on Christmas day for them. It's become quite the fiesta! Christmas morning I do breakfast. This year it was Grand Marnier French Toast and Canadian bacon. It was amazing.
My cooking triumphs
I flew in live lobsters for a party I had one summer evening for 8. I served them outside on a large enough table to seat us all; the wine was wonderful, the food fabulous and the evening with friends was sensational.
My cooking tragedies
Actually, one of my mom's tragedies is most memorable. She was having the entire family at our house for Thanksgiving, with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins it was probably 30 people. The turkey would not get done...and it was way past dinner time. She had baked it in the roaster, but still had the lid stacked under it. The double pans really slowed things down. She never heard the end of it.