I'm a wife and mother of 4 and I love cooking, vegetable and flower gardening and all things crafty. I have collected hundreds of vintage cookbooks over the years and am always looking for new and different recipes to try.
My favorite things to cook
Baking anything - bread, cakes, cookies, pies, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Roast goose every Christmas and a horrendous concoction my mother used to serve every Christmas made from fruit salad, maraschino cherries, marshmallows, nuts and Cool Whip. Eating it always brings back memories of Christmases past.
My cooking triumphs
Cupcakes I made for a bake sale at school. Each cupcake was decorated with frosting that made it look like a different type of flower - roses, daffodils, chrysanthemums, violets, daisies, etc. Received more compliments for them than anything else I've made.
My cooking tragedies
The time I tried to cook lasagna for company and couldn't figure out why the cheese on top kept turning black until I realized I had my oven set to broil instead of bake!