I enjoy cooking most on the weekends, when I can really roll up my sleeves and create special meals. During the week I am less enthused and tend to eat out or eat quick meals. I have taught my husband to cook over the past 20 some odd years, and he has really come a long way!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - especially during the holidays. I really love to try new recipes and this website has been my biggest inspiration. My husband loves soups and stews and I am a sucker for appetizers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy making big Sunday dinners with all the trimmings. I think having at least one formal dinner a week helps keep family traditions alive. There are numerous family recipes passed down and this is their showcase day.
My cooking triumphs
I recently made my first clam chowder and my first gumbo, which makes me so proud. They were both wonderful! Cooking seafood has always scared me because of the cost.
My cooking tragedies
I made my first red velvet cake this year and I burned it! My pans were 9 inch, rather than 8 inch, so the batter was much thinner than the recipe called for. Rookie mistake! ha ha I will try again next Christmas!