I grew up in a family of 14. My father really enjoyed cooking as a hobby. He would head to the kitchen at the end of a long day at work and create such wonderful meals. At 85 years old he still grows his own tomatoes and cooks up fresh spaghetti sauce every weekend.
My favorite things to cook
Love cooking breakfast. It forces me to really think outside the box.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A huge spread of varied appetizers and dips on Christmas Eve; Attending cooking classes with my adult daughters; Attending the Santa Fe NM "Souper Bowl" every year in support of the Food Depot; New tradition this year, attending the Santa Fe "Edible Art" tour where local artists are matched with local restaurants and you walk from gallery to gallery grazing and enjoying the art.
My cooking triumphs
Teaching my three daughter to enjoy cooking for themselves and others. Our favorite saying: "Learn to cook and you'll never starve."
My cooking tragedies
No such thing as cooking tragedies... only learning opportunities!