Married for 25+ years to a great guy who loves whatever I cook! He's a hunter, so I really enjoy coming up with new ideas for wild game. We retired and moved to Montana, where we love the mountains and the hunting opportunities. We would like to do some traveling, after we get our home completed.
My favorite things to cook
Wild game, casseroles, quick and easy things on busy days and more involved meals when I have the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Certain cookies and desserts at Christmas time. My mother's sugar cookie recipe is made every year, along with Scottish shortbread. Thanksgiving is another favorite time of year, with the traditional fixings - we HAVE to have sweet potato casserole and made-from-scratch dressing.
My cooking triumphs
I had a few favorite recipes that people at work would request me to bring to potlucks, etc. They loved my baked beans and a few of my salad recipes - one of which I got off of this website! I've also entered a few wild game cook-off contests that friends held and won it three years in a row!
My cooking tragedies
While we are building our home, we are living in an RV inside our pole barn. My little oven is very hard to regulate and I've burned many things and have learned to adjust for the elevation here, too. Nothing major, but it's been a learning curve!