I really enjoy cooking - especially in the fall and winter. However, my specialty is baking. I just cannot resist cakes, pies, trifels, etc. - I like pretty/fancy cookies but sometimes stuggle with them. My husband and I also golf beginning in late Spring, Summer through late fall, so I don't do much cooking in the late Spring and Summer months - my husband takes over the helm then. I much more enjoy the fall and winter foods and desserts more. With the exception of Banana Pudding - we have that for every occasion, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. It wouldn't be the Holidays without my Banana Pudding. I am a Southern Cook. I also look for old recipes - 100 years old or older - I have a Pineapple upside down cake that is well over 100 years old that is to die for! I will take recipes and tweak them, I mean really tweak them and make them my own - sorry you all. Of course, I have my own recipes too.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts of any kind, especially cakes, pies and such. I also make great homemade soups (southern style) but my specialties are desserts. Again, I tweak almost any recipe I come across so it ends up mine by the time I am through with it because I change it around so much. It is fun playing with recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Will get back to this
My cooking triumphs
The most fabulously beautiful looking and exceptional tasting apple pie on the planet, lol! Just this past Christmas!!!!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make streussel for cookie bars in a hot kitchen - at the time I was to stupid to realize the kitchen was too hot for the streussel to come out right - the butter kept melting too fast and I just couldn't figure out what in the world was going on with it. I make it all the time.