My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking new and interesting things. I am a closet cookbook junkie. I love to take bits and pieces of recipes and blend them to make a new dish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Candy making and baking at Christmas time is one of my favorite cooking traditions. Everyone in the family has a favorite and I love to make something for everyone. I also love to try something new every year. Sometimes they become the new recipes become favorites.
My cooking triumphs
I inherited my grandmother's recipe box. My greatest joy was being able to make some of my grandfather's favorites from that box. It was a lovely gift for me to be able to do that for him.
My cooking tragedies
My son asked for "that really good chocolatey cake" for his birthday. I couldn't, for the life of me, remember what cake he was talking about. We decided that a brownie cake would do. Did you know that brownies do not pop out of the pan like cakes do? Well they don't. Tasted good but looked terrible. I have since discovered the wonders of parchment paper. Works like a charm.