My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! Pies, cookies, desserts, and candies like fudge. I also enjoy ethnic vegetarian cooking, particularly Indian. I'm up for anything that is non-meat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I spent many summers on my grandmother's farm, watching her make wonderful food for the farm hands with no running water. Her berry pies were tasty and her rice pudding in an enamel pan were unmatched. She had a large garden and we'd go out and pick/pull a lot of our own vegetables. I miss those simple days!
My cooking triumphs
I love to bake pies for my mom and dad, since my mom no longer cooks or bakes. I've made her some wonderful rhubarb, lemon meringue, and banana cream pies.
My cooking tragedies
In my 20s (I'm 59 now), I made a cheesecake for a dinner party I was having. I probably put $20 worth of ingredients into it (a LOT of $$ in those days) and it never firmed up. A soupy disaster! I also made a lentil salad that I served outside and bugs immediately flew into it when it was on the table! LOL!