I'm a 50 something mother of four and grandmother of three. I live along the shores of Lake Erie, in Pennsylvania.
My favorite things to cook
I would rather bake than cook. I love to make cookies and desserts. I love to cook for my friends, and for "bring a dish to share" picnics.
I delight in people asking for my recipes, and am glad to share them. Recipes should never be a secret, they should always be passed around so people can enjoy them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Christmas Cookies.. mmmmmmmm love to try a new one or two every year.
My cooking triumphs
I don't believe I've ever had a major triumph as far as cooking goes. I've won a few ribbons at the fair for baking, and cake decorating. If my family and friends don't talk while they are eating....cause it's so good they just want to eat....that's a Triumph.
My cooking tragedies
It wasn't really a tragedy, but when my three oldest children were young, they were helping me make banana bread. I told my son who was the oldest and only one who could read at the time he could read us the recipe and the girls and I would put in the ingredients. I told him we were making a double batch, so he had to double everything. He did great, and at the very end told me it had to be baked at 700° for 2 hours. HE DOUBLED EVERYTHING JUST AS I TOLD HIM!