Married, two daughters, four granddaughters, no pets because I love to travel, but I am a dog person if I had one. Own my own business, live in New Mexico, have loads of friends all over the country and a few in Scotland, so I go on walk-a-bout to visit them on occassion. Stained glass artist for a fair few years. Living life to its fullest and very happy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, breads, desserts, appetizers. Not much on cookies and cakes anymore, except for decorating. I guess now the children are gone, there isn't a call for it. :) I'm shifting over to soups though to go with those hearty breads I like so much. Lots to explore.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Beef Wellington and crown roast for Christmas Eve dinner and leftovers with croissants and mimosas for Christmas morning breakfast while the grand kids tear into thier packages. The best of times!
My cooking triumphs
Wow, through the years I guess it would be wedding cakes for friends and family. They liked them enough to keep asking for them. Can't get any better than that.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, gosh! I live by the "butter side down" rule. :D
Seriously, it took me thirty years to master my mom's fudge recipe. When I figured out what I was doing wrong I was exaulted and depressed at the same time. It called for 234 on the candy thermometer, what it really needed was 240. Stupid! stupid! stupid! :) In all fairness to me though, most of that was done before I had a candy thermometer.