I am 72 years old. I have been cooking since I was 14. I have four children and 5 grandchildren. My first love is gardening, when I am not outside playing in my gardens, I am inside cooking. Forget the house work!
My favorite things to cook
Most anything that is healthy and good for you. I am always looking for new ways to cook salmon, one of my family's favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a big Christmas Dinner every year with all of the family home. I also have our family reunion at my house every year. The is the time for good pass along dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I can now cook most of my dishes without a recipe. When I was working we would take turns bringing in a snack the two weeks before Christmas. One day it was my turn and everyone was loving it. One of the girls told the others don't ask her for the recipe, she will tell you a little of this and that. I could tell them what I used but not the exact amount.
My cooking tragedies
A few years ago I was having trouble with everything I put in my oven either burning or not getting done. I had the oven checked and the thermostat was not working correctly. They tried another one but it still would not keep the same tempature. I finally had to buy a new oven. The kids still tease me about burning my food.