I am one of seven children. Growing up my mom always had a garden and my sisters and brother and I have very fond memories of helping to shell peas, snip beans and husk corn. She canned and froze the vegetables so we could enjoy them all year long. I don't think I ate canned corn till I was a teenager. I am now passing on those memories to my 7 year old daughter, Tess, whenever she helps me in the kitchen. She loves to cook and I let her experiment with her own ingredients. It isn't always edible, but she has so much fun doing it and is very proud of her creation.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that is being shared with others.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My six siblings and I, along with our own families and our parents get together any chance we get. Everyone brings a dish (or two or three) and we always have too much food...but plenty for leftovers.