All of our children are now grown, but they keep coming home for meals with their families. I love being able to share quick and budget friendly meals with them so they can create the love of food we all shared when they were growing up. Coming from a farming background I love using the freshest, in-season produce.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new recipes, especially for appetizers, vegetables and desserts. I also love to entertain and am fortunate that my friends and family are willing to be guinea pigs for new recipes. I try to make a new recipe every few days.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We encouraged our kids to cook and had a policy that if they cooked they did not have to do the clean up. All of the kids are fairly good cooks today. We also encouraged the kids to try new foods and we are fortunate that they are not very picky eaters.
My cooking tragedies
To this day my family still gives me grief over the "Peanut Butter Chicken" recipe a friend gave me. I cook almost everyday and this is the ONLY meal we could not eat.