I am a happily married mother of three wonderful kids. I love to bake much more then cook and have little imagination when it comes to "real food".
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake pretty much anything. I do love soups and stews so I try to make a lot of those kinds of things.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both of my grandmothers were wonderful cooks each in their own way. I wish every day that I had spent more time learning from them. My father's mother made wonderful chicken and dumplings, roast, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and meatloaf. My mother's mother always had fresh ingredients because she had a huge garden and kept chickens. It was so much fun to check for eggs and dig for potatoes when I was a kid! She also lived way out in the country and hunted so I always loved her battered and fried venison with mashed potatoes and cream gravy. So good!Sliced onions and tomatoes accompanied every meal.
My cooking triumphs
My first holiday meal that was a huge success. I was so proud of myself because everything was so good and my mother said that my Grandmommie would have been very proud! Also, I made several pies for a pie sale at my kid's school recently (with a lot of help from allrecipes.com lol)and they all sold very quickly and nobody died from food poisoning ha ha ha!
My cooking tragedies
When I made a recipe for dinner with friends without trying it out first. It was awful and I was very embarassed. Everyone was nice about it but still.....