My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment with new recipes so family get togethers are always full of surprises.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I think thanksgiving dinner has always been my favorite tradition. Several years ago I talked my mom into letting me make the turkey and dressing and since then, every year I try to add a little something extra to every holiday meal.
My cooking triumphs
I recently made my first attempt at Tres Leche cake. My niece-in-law is of Mexican descent and told me it was the best she had ever had.
My cooking tragedies
My worst kitchen experience would have to be my first attempt at coconut cream pie, which happens to be one of my dads favorite desserts. I followed the directions to the letter and the filling was perfect as I poured it into my crust. I loaded it up with meringue, topped it with coconut, popped it into the oven and brought out the perfectly toasted pie. As we sliced and served it for Christmas Eve, we all ate our coconut cream soup in bowls with spoons. My family still laughs about needing straws to drink our pie. Still not sure what happened to that beautiful creamy custardy filling...lol