I am a retired school librarian with two daughters (both teachers), 6 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren, and a retired university professor husband. Love to read, cook (and eat), quilt, & crochet.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking breads, cookies, and cakes.
Love to cook casseroles, too. Especially like to take a recipe and make changes to make it healthier and better tasting. Favorites: pound cakes, quick breads, muffins, & chicken/turkey dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are our only family traditions. Menus are the same year after year and include turkey with dressing and gravy, candied sweet potatoes, butterbeans, fresh cranberry sauce, and pumpkin/pecan pie.
My cooking triumphs
I have no cooking awards. My greatest pleasure comes from watching people eat and enjoy the results of my cooking! Love to share my baking with elderly friends who can no longer cook as they did in years past.
My cooking tragedies
My greatest flop was a yellow squash & pineapple dish. Inedible - we had to toss it out! Have had a few pound cakes to fail but can usually salvage them with a sauce, etc.