I live in the midwest but yearn for the northwest! Travel there every chance we get.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, soups/stews, Mexican food,slow cooking, and trying new foods in wraps.
My cooking tragedies
Actually it was my sister AND my sister-in-law years ago who made pumpkin pies (on different occasions) and merely dumped a can of pumpkin into a piecrust and baked it - without ever adding any ingredients! This was before a person could even buy the premade pumpkin pie mix in the can. They both said the pie was orange and had deep cracks and fissures and the birds wouldn't even eat it!