My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I also like to do appetizers and soups. Anything with garlic is good too!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma always made us a birthday cake growing up...homemade chocolate cherry with icing...I still make it today.
Anytime my dad made a ham for supper, we would always have 'potpie' the next day...it was made of the ham broth, pieces of ham, and homemade 'leather apron' noodles. That paired with homemade ham salad sandwiches was always a favorite meal growing up.
Thanksgiving was always at my grandma's house. The whole family was there, and everyone enjoyed the food and good company. I really get homesick that time of year when I can't make it home to be there with everyone.
My cooking triumphs
Getting my father in law's approval on my cooking!!!
And doing Thanksgiving at my house for the first time...it was a great experience!
My cooking tragedies
When I was 18, I worked so hard on a cake that used angel food mix and had lemon icing. It was for my then-boyfriend's family's Thanksgiving the next day. Well, over night, my big tom cat got on the counter and licked a huge section of the icing off. I was so bummed out, I didn't have anything to take....almost took the cake with me anyway, didn't like his family. haha