Grew up on a farm near a small town. Started working in the fields with my brothers and cooking at a very young age. Seems like a millenium ago! I now live in another wonderful town with my husband and three children. I enjoy the outdoors, heirloom gardening, ballroom dancing, playing various instruments (not well, just play, heh), and being with my family.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking things that challenge me. I make them over and over and over until I get them just how I want them. Then I never make them again. I guess it it about the challenge of the chase! Need to move on to another challenge. hee!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We never really had any traditions. I remember the holidays and what a wonderful cook my grandma is. I now make many of her recipes and enjoy them very much. According to my pants size I enjoy them a little to much! (frown)
My cooking triumphs
Recipe development for my gourmet business. I have worked hard and read much and made many excellent mistakes and have managed to really do well. My business sense is nearly non-existent, but the food tastes great!
My cooking tragedies
Oooh, I have EXCELLENT tragedies EVERY day! What kind of day would it be without a tragedy??!! gasp! I boil things over, burn sugar to the bottom of my pot, melt my spoons into the caramel, flip over trays of just completed french buttercream decorated cupcakes, destroy my mixers......all in the pursuit of the "great recipe"!