I love cooking, but work full-time, so big meals are mostly a weekend production these days. Always looking for something quick and easy. I'm beginning to experiment more with slow-cooker recipes and love watching Food Network for new ideas.
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles and other all-in-one entrees that I just need to pair with a salad or microwave-steamed veggie to make a complete meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love baking Christmas goodies every year and, since we're in Kentucky, cook traditional recipes for Derby Day every year as well.
My cooking triumphs
Have won blue ribbons in the county fair for my banana nut bread and coconut butter pecan cake.
My cooking tragedies
A friend and I decided to make chocolate-oatmeal no-bake cookies many years ago. We settled for off-brand peanut butter, and the cookies turned out so awful we had to pitch them all!