Love to cook for the holidays and a house full of people. My mother was my greatest cooking influence.
My favorite things to cook
Chili is one of my favorites. Easy & it tastes great. Also really like making quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's cloverleaf rolls . . . to die for. Mom also made tons of cookies around Christmas time, especially.
My cooking triumphs
Cinnamon-pecan rolls from scratch. I was so daunted by making a bread dough from scratch, but it was really not that hard at all! Cheesecake is another one I have accomplished.
My cooking tragedies
I once made an Indian dish too hot for my family to eat. Also, I once baked fish in the oven and put the glass dish on the stovetop. Apparently it was too much of a temperature change for the glass to handle because the whole thing just went "TINK" and the glass plan shattered into shards, which fell to the floor. THAT was scary!