Aug. 24, 2009 5:06 pm
Updated: Aug. 29, 2009 10:07 pm
It started with a simple tickle to the nose. Nothing to worry about since I was neck deep in a closet on a Friday afternoon. There is so much junk to sort after kids are grown and one wants to clear space or simplymake money in a yard sale. Sneezing from dust all morning I…
I successfully raised three kids, newly a grandmother and feel as comfortable in a kitchen as I do breathing.
My favorite things to cook
Impossible to name any one thing!Pasta and roasted veggies seem to take top billing in this house. I enjoy cooking things that others like eating!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Rolled sugar cookies at Christmas/
Dad's spaghetti when I miss him or on his birthday./
Waldorf Salad on the 4th of July and Thanksgiving./
Chili on Halloween/
Black-eyed peas on New Year's Eve/
Pralines in the winter time after pecan season starts./
Veggie stew on cold winter nights with a side of sourdough bread.
My cooking triumphs
I recently figured out how to use the wood stove so I could cook some VERY old family recipes and am working on simplified modern versions I can share with others who have wood stoves and do not want to use the electricity or gas of their ovens.
My cooking tragedies
I poured an entire container of salt into a batch of my mom's cookies when I was 3 yrs old, but since then....I do not think I really have had anything fail or burn beyond recognition, or even be hated by anyone.