My favorite things to cook
Everything except cookies. Like to try new things and to challenge myself with difficult recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother used to make Almond Roca and Rocky Road at Christmas and give it away as gifts to EVERYONE she knew. I have taken on that tradition now for the past 15 years or so; with the exception of the Rocky Road...I can't ever remember "how" she says to make it.
Thanksgiving...I make Briaded Egg Bread and give it out as gifts to my dearest friends who can't be with us on Thanksgiving & a loaf goes home with every guest who comes to my home for the meal. We have also started a new tradition where my oldest (a culinary school graduate) makes some new dish for the meal.
My cooking tragedies
Cookies....no matter what kind. I am a horrible cookie baker! I can make candy, bread & anything you want from scratch...but cookies seem to be my downfall!