I live in Illinois. I have been married for 31 years. We have 3 kids, 29,26,and 21. I work in an school library.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes but my family doesn't appreciate it. They like my old tried and true recipes. I love to bake. I like to cook Mexican, Italian and Asian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always have Thanksgiving dinner. That is a meal that you don't mess with. No experiments. My husband does at least half of the meal. He does the stuffing, gravy and the turkey. I do the rest. I also enjoy baking Christmas cookies.
My cooking triumphs
for many years I made wedding cakes. I enjoyed it but it was stressful. They always seemed to be on really hot weekends. Delivery was hard.
My cooking tragedies
Haven't had too many. The worst was when we were first married. i bought nice steaks for our anniversary. I lit the grill. I thought the coals were ready so I put the steaks on. Then I decided the coals weren't hot enough. I added lighter fluid without taking the steaks off. I cooked the steaks. They were inedible because they tasted like lighter fluid. I now use a gas grill.