I am a Family and Consumer Science teacher (that's Home Ec for the folks who aren't aware we've changed our name.) I have been teaching for over 24 years, absolutely LOVE what I do every day, especially if it's a food demonstration. My students always tell me I need to start my own cooking show...Anyone looking for a new celebrity chef?...LOL.
My favorite things to cook
Baking. anything baked. Breads, cookies, cakes...
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up with many Polish dishes over the holidays. Pierogis filled with cheese or sauerkraut or blueberries...we couldn't get enough since we only got them twice a year during Christmas or New Year's.
My cooking triumphs
I guess when you cook as much as I do, you don't think of them as triumphs...more like KEEPERS. I have gone through many ways of organizing my recipes. Just a notebook of my favorites seem to work best.
My cooking tragedies
In any cook's life a little "souffle will fall." I never let failure get me down. If anything it motivates me to try it again until I get it right. I think I had to make popover over 10 times with different recipes to finally to get them to POP!