I love cooking for friends and family. And the more the merrier. There's always room for one more around our table.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies are my top favorite thing to make. But I love experimenting with pastas and soups, too!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my middle daughter was a baby, my husband used to "fly" her around the house in his arms and say, "Super Baby!" Her older sister, then 2, laughed and giggled when she saw this and followed them around the house calling, "Soupy Baby!" Ever since, we've always celebrated my daughter's birthday with a soup bar. I make several varieties of soup; family members bring bread or salad to share. It's a wonderful tradition for our family.
My cooking triumphs
When I finally mastered a chocolate cream pie--with homemade pie crust and filling, of course.
My cooking tragedies
My children consider me their hero when I make coffee cake. Except for the time I substituted cornstarch for the baking powder! They did manage to salvage the crunchy cinnamon topping, though :)