I have been cooking/fiddling in the kitchen as long as I can remember. I learned all the basics from my mother and grandmother. As a teen, I expanded through 4-H into international dishes, and learned to enjoy trying new things. Now I like to experiment on my own, utilizing a lot of fresh herbs for flavor.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing would have to be breads. I love the aroma as they rise and then bake. I am also found of anything creative.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family tradition is baking Christmas cookies and candies, then giving them to my friends and family. This is the way gifts were originally; made from the heart, not Walmart or the mall.
My cooking triumphs
I perfected the beer cheese soufle.
My cooking tragedies
Microwave popcorn - I just can't seem to pull it out in time.