Used to work in the food industry (years ago) so LOVE cooking, but like to make everything from scratch. Also like to try to recreate a dish I had "out" someplace because I like to feed people in my home.
My favorite things to cook
For my family, and to try new things.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dinner at home around the table w/a full on table setting. Yes, you get china & cloth napkins everynight. Yes, it seems outdated. No, it's not stuffy at all we laugh and get loud TALKING - it's what we DO!
My cooking triumphs
Getting two children to grow up liking nee' LOVING to eat their vegetables!
My cooking tragedies
My first batch of sweet pickles - BOMBED!!! I had an incomplete recipe that I was using and wasn't sure when in the rather involved process to can and cook them! Found someone with pickling experience and the second batch was AWESOME!