I love to bake and cook but hate the clean up!!! I still have a 20 year old daughter and a 22 year old son living at home. My daughter is in college. I love the outdoors and like to do crafts also. Cross-stiching is one of them. I love to read Stephen King books along with Dean Koontz, my only problem is I have run of their books to read. My favorite seasons are fall and spring. LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!! I love having my family around and enjoy cooking and baking for them. I also have 5 grandchildren who love to visit us. Grandchildren are a blessing from God as rewards for raising your own children. I enjoy doing activities with them, especially around the holidays, since my older children never inherited my enthusiasm for holiday activites, such as going to places to look at decorations, etc.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking pasta meals and stick to your ribs casseroles. Comfort foods that make you feel good especially when it's cold outside
My favorite family cooking traditions
My traditions are usually baking cookies with my children and grandchildren around the holidays. My mother never inherited her mothers baking and cooking skills. My grandmother could make anything from nothing and everything was always made from scratch. Miss both of them very much!!
My cooking triumphs
I do not think I ever attempted anything too extravagant yet, but I think when I first started making homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, etc and having them turn out.
My cooking tragedies
I do remember one time making bread and it turning out rock hard!! Harder than sourdough bread!!! Also trying some new recipes that my family didn't care for too much. I have a meat and potato family, cannot make anything too out of the ordinary, except for casseroles, etc. They do not like any unusual spices or seasonings that relate to cumin or anything like that, so I have a hard time making different things for dinners.