I'm 54 yrs old, have 4 daughters and 3 grandkids. I'm unable to work and on disability; however, I'm still plodding along doing what I can each and every day.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook big meals...pot roast with all the trimmings and all-day-spaghetti-sauce...but my hands can't always do the work. These days meals are done in the slow cooker now and bread is done in a bread machine. It's all good!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since my 2 older daughters are grown with families of their own, I really enjoy their contributions to family holiday dinners. The oldest has taken over the turkey cooking (and she does a great job!) but I still do the ham. We all make sides, and try a new one or two every year; but the favorites always take center stage.
My cooking triumphs
Teaching myself to cook! My mother wasn't much of a cook and I had an intense desire to learn. I read magazine articles and cookbooks before cable and the internet, and then became an avid fan of Food Network and Allrecipes. I love trying new ingredients in old favorites to change up the menu.
My cooking tragedies
My first loaf of bread (19 yrs old!)...I didn't read the directions correctly and forgot to let it rise the second time! It was extremely dense, but it had a good flavor!