I'm married (40 years in February 2009)with two adult children, three grandchildren, and a great husband. I love to cook and have since my childhood when I helped my mother in the kitchen. She was an excellent cook as was her mother. They taught me a lot about cooking, baking, canning, freezing, and homemaking. I won an apple pie baking contest when I was in high school (1964) for the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Virginia. I work for our local school system in the Division of Food and Nutrition Services as the Director's administrative secretary. I am also a cake decorator and baker. I have made hundreds of wedding cakes and hundreds of birthday, anniversary, baby, shower, and other occassion cakes. I love music! I am also a church organist and children's choir director for the past 40+ years.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are recipes that have been handed down from my mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and other old recipes that have been given to me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy preparing holiday meals and desserts. I love to make the home made bread that my mother made every week for our family of six. I also enjoy making our favorite family macaroni and cheese. At christmas we have my homemade pumpkin roll on Christmas Eve.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the apple pie contest. Making wedding cakes to serve 400-500 people. Preparing the perfect Prime Rib (7 rib)dinner for our Christmas dinner celebration. It was a hit by all who shared.
My cooking tragedies
Broiled lamb chops. A fluffy baked egg omlet. UGH!