Excellent at desserts, abysmal at meals. But, I have 2 dogs who adore my cooking no matter what, and a very polite husband. The only way I know he doesn't like something is when he doesn't go back for seconds. Recently we've been trying to lose weight so he never has seconds. Now I don't know what to think!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make decadent desserts, but since the diet began I've been focusing on reducing the calories in my favorite recipes, with spotty results. Some real winners and some real losers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dessert for dinner night. My mother started this tradition on Sunday nights when I was little. I'm sure she had no idea she was creating such a sugar monster. I wouldn't have that tradition with kids in the house, but now that it's just me and hubby we love it!
My cooking triumphs
Carrot cake, Tres Leches cake, coconut meringue pie, New York Style Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Sauce, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.
I personally think my coconut meringue is the bomb, but hubby and all my friends prefer the NY Cheesecake with praline sauce. And when I give away strawberry rhubarb jam for Christmas, the empty jars come home with notes attached begging for more. Gotta thank my Aunt Barbara for that recipe!
My cooking tragedies
Plenty of them, but best forgotten!