Personal slogan for my kids when they don't want to try a new recipe. You don't have to like it, you only have to eat it. Worked in my brother-in-law's restaurant when I was in 6th grade and until I was 21. Learned so much that I have put into practice and have increased my love of cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Trying out new recipes for family meals. Making the cheesecakes recipes I have found on this website.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving Day at our farm with my 4 brothers and 5 sisters...bring a total of about 60 people for day in the country.
My cooking triumphs
Learning as I go and always trying to do it better.
My cooking tragedies
I can't frost a cake and make it look appealing to save my life.