My hubby and I have been married so long that we've stopped counting the years. Between us we have 6 grown children and 9 grandchildren. One of our granddaughters has lived with us since she was an infant. Cooking to suit her and two senior citizens proves to be a challenge at times.
My favorite things to cook
My most favorite is baking..cookies, breads, cakes. I'm a wonderful baker but don't do it as often as I would like..fighting the calories ya know. I fulfill my unrequited baking desires by making cookie trays every holiday to give away to friends and family. Every birth, death, death, promotion, new car, new house, new pet, new shirt, bumped toe (get the idea?) is an occasion to make a cake for someone.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Many of my recipes were learned at my grandma's side. She was always the cook in the family. When we lost her, I took over the cooking for holidays. Hopefully one of my grandchildren will learn a few recipies and have some fond memories when I'm no longer here.
My cooking triumphs
I condsider anything that turns out yummy a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
So many over the years that I can't even remember them all. I think my first bowl of potato salad was the one that sticks in my mind the most tho. I wanted to make mustard potato salad like my Mom makes so that's what I put in it...MUSTARD, potatoes and onion. I'd have to say it was a bit too umm..mustardy to eat. Thankfully, I've learned a bit since then.