I grew up in a small town in the northern mountains of California with my three brothers. After completing high school and attempting college I relocated to Homer, Alaska where I am now married to a wonderful man who, thank the LORD, has a passion for cooking too.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake but I don't like having to keep all the sweets around the house. I also enjoy trying new recipes. In fact, an entire day on my menu is devoted as "Something New Saturday".
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite tradion has to be teaching the young ones how to cook and bake. I think it's a priceless gift that should be passed like a family heirloom.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say my triumph to date was my first turkey. It turned out amazing! Which definately made and impression on the in-laws.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, which tragedy to choose from... I can vividly remember being at my friend's house as a young girl and we decided to make brownies. Now I am a pro at this by the age of 10 but there's not so much baking at her house. So we find the ingredients pushed way back in the cupboards and substitute a drinking glass for a cup measure and, well you get the idea. They turned out ok except, we later found out that the flour had been infested by some kind of bug that had been baked right into our brownies. And that was the least of their problems, they tasted horrible!