My mother was Itallian and loved to bake. Her specialty at Christmas was fruitcake cookies.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti, now that I am living in New Orleans: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans, Alabama Corn Bread, and Waffles for my grandchildren!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lime Jello Salad, spaghetti, homemade noodles, Son-of-a-Gun Stew, Riceballs, and my Dads Pizza Eggs
My cooking triumphs
Our Sunday School had a squash theme and I prepared a good cheesy yellow squash casserole. I was adding more salt ant the lid fell off and I dumped salt into the casserole. I ended up getting the "Salt of the Earth" award!
My cooking tragedies
The time I was a young married and invited in-laws over for red beans and rice. You cannot hurry red beans and they were so hard!
In New Orleans they have an outstanding canned red beans. Now I buy them and add my favorite Alabama Sausage and people rave about the dish!