I have a husband, two grown children and five grandchildren that I love to cook for and spend time with. I am a retired teacher and spend many of my days cooking and baking for my family and my church congregation.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy baking bread, yeast bread and rolls, whole grain breads and rolls, sweet breads and quick breads as well as cakes, cookies, and pies. My favorite is All Recipe's "Clone of a Cinnabon" because it's always an instant hit with anyone trying it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love being with my extended family at Thanksgiving because that's the only time of the year when all of us are together in one place at the same time. On Thanksgiving Eve I cook a meal that could be Mexican, Italian, or whatever we decide on. Then the next day we have the traditional dishes served for Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
Finally learning to make a tender, flakey pie crust was a major "halleluja" in my cooking journey. I love putting a sweet or savory pie on the table for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, I definitely suffered a "tragedy" just recently when I baked a tiramisu cake. I put the 3 layers together with filling between the layers. I left the cake and when I returned to frost the cake, the layers had slid off in different directions and were cracked in several places. I "patched" it together, even took it on to the church potluck where I took some good natured ribbing. (It tasted great!)