Grew up in a rural region of upstate New York full of many ethnic cooking styles. Learned cooking from my mother and father and a 4H program. I have warm and fond memories of festive times with great food throughout my childhood. I have continued my love of cooking and baking. I like to try new and intersting foods and cooking styles.
My favorite things to cook
Oh there are soo many. Right now I am in LOVE with my new breadmaker. Oh yumm! I have a friend who is going to teach me how to make fresh butter, I think I will enjoy that. I have been converting more and more to organic cooking which is opening up new styles and types of foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is typically the most set traditional meal we have. As a kid we had a pretty set Christmas one to with fresh sausages. Ummm! Always surrounded with family and good times.
My cooking triumphs
I have quite a few for me. Most of these are things I made from scratch and were time and labor consuming.
My cooking tragedies
When I tried to make a tarragon chicken dish for a boyfriend many years ago. I don't think I will ever forget that aweful vinegar taste! LOL! Also trying to make a crepe cake about a year ago. Crepes I have not mastered... YET!