I cook because I have to. I bake because I want to. My husband and I have 11 children, and in a few months, 11 grandchildren. We live in a very small house in cow country. Our family get-togethers are tons of fun, but there aren't nearly enough of them!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook breakfast. And I think the favorite dinner dish I make (according to all the kids) is Chalupa... a recipe my mom found in an Oakland, CA newspaper about 40 years ago. I should submit it and share it with everyone!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas and Easter brunch are the BEST!
My cooking triumphs
I think my only cooking triumph would be the 50th birthday party I threw for my husband. We had a Civil War theme (he's a northerner by birth, but a Southerner at heart!), and fed about 65 guests. I did all the cooking myself and everyone said it was great!
My cooking tragedies
I occasionally make "Imagination Casserole," a mix of whatever I can find that seems like it will make something yummy. One or two of them were successes, but mainly they're just tolerable (or worse!).