I was born and bred in Minnesota, but went to high school in Wisconsin, where I met my husband. Our first date was to a Packer vs. Bear game in 1979, and we've been together ever since! We have a 20 year old son and a golden retriever:)
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! I've recently become a morning person, so breakfasts, breads, muffins, etc. are peaking my interest these days.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For Christmas, we always have swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes...of course there's always the cookies...and oyster stew - yuck!
My cooking triumphs
My college son says "sos" is one of my cooking triumphs! ha,ha! Chocolate cheesecake, parmesan chicken, and most things on the Weber are some other favorites of my family.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, that would have to be my Surprise Meatloaf! Early in our relationship and my cooking history, I thought I was being creative inventing a new meatloaf recipe! I simply added green olives and cheese...to the middle of the meatloaf. Well, I don't think it was cooked completely,as it was ooey and gooey, and well, just plain not attractive. My soon to be husband said I didn't have to try that one again! ha,ha!