I Love to cook for family and friends; comfort food and holiday treats are special.
I enjoy changing recipes to suit mine and my family and friends' tastes; or based on what's in the cupboard at the time; cooking should be a loving adventure!!
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles, main dishes, comfort food; stews, Italian, roasts, short ribs,sea food, anything requested! My stuffed mushrooms and cobblers are big hits! I'm trying gluten free for a friend and have had success with altering mixes but would like more how to's from scratch!
I have loads of blackberries and apples and always look for new ways to serve them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies, fall treats, edible decorations; everyone cooking their specialty together to produce an amazing dinner was the most recent memorable Thanksgiving at my younger daughter's.
My cooking triumphs
Apple and berry dishes, Mom's cranberry orange relish, stuffed mushrooms, canneloni, ham potato casserole, deviled eggs, triple chocolate cherry dessert, extra special refried bean dip meal...chicken, beef and seafood creations
My cooking tragedies
In college Joyce & I made 27 dozen coconut macaroons....we wanted to make a batch to send to our boyfriends in the service! Oops, they were too liquid to set up so several trips to the corner market and we covered every surface in my mother's usually pristine home. Joyce married her boyfriend and is an excellent cook. My boyfriend at the time recently renewed our acquaintance after many years and we've been "long distance dating" off and on for a few years while I finish raising my younger daughter