Now that I am a gramma, cooking seems to be not so much a chore anylonger, but a pleasure. I have cooked for over 40+ years and enjoy creating and trying new recipes all the time. As age comes so do other things such as diabetes. Now I am learing to cook some really challenging new dishes.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite foods to cook include kid friendly recipes, which Allrecipes.com has many to choose from. I also enjoy creating appetizers as there are so many alternatives to choose from when using the same ingredients to make simple dishes. As a diabetic now , I have to make several small snacks a day in between my regular meals and what better way than to create appetizers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since I have many old recipes from great grandmother, grandma percy, mother, I now add the allrecipes.com collection of our favorites to them and on each special occassion, my daughters and I and the young ones incorporate the new recipes into the old recipes and have the best of both worlds old and new alike. Every recipe turns out great and we have new stories to add to the old ones when we cook together.
My cooking triumphs
Ive all ways had a rough time making biscuits, but due to JP Big Daddys biscuits I have finally been able to make a biscuit that is not flat or tasteless. thanks JP "big daddy". Thank you allrecipes without your site, I would not have been able to succeed in baking the perfect biscuit that I constantly get raves about time and time again.
My cooking tragedies
My worst cooking tragedy happened when I decided to not to stuff the turkey at thanksgiving as the family stated that they wanted a cripsy baked stuffing instead of in the bird moist. What a calamady that was! the bird was too dry, and to say the least...tasteless. The family laughed it off and we still make jokes about that poor dry turkey and how we could have made toothpicks from some parts of the surface meat. Now I stuff the bird and make a seperate bowl of baked stuffing.