I am the mother of wonderful 24 year old son and will soon have a lovely daughter (in-law :) So, we are planning a wedding, while they are busy with work and school. Thankfully, they are home again after a year working in her home state. My son is attending graduate school, teaching, and continuing his work in filmmaking. She attended culinary school and is working in event planning at an exclusive resort in our area. I stay busy helping them and am still doing some baking and meal prep for my best clients. I have been ill, so have had to cut back on my baking and other cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Currently I am baking and selling cakes and desserts. I pretty much enjoy cooking everything..cakes, desserts, down home southern favorites, Asian, Italian, and specialty gourmet dishes. I also do full meal preps for pick up and delivery, as well as preparing meals in the clients home. *Update: I am not doing very much currently due to illness. I still do some things for my best clients. Hopefully, I will be able to continue my work in the near future.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Entertaining, cook-outs, and dinner parties..my mother did a lot of this and I totally enjoy the planning, preparation, and observing the joy of friends and family.
My cooking triumphs
A cook-out for 100+ people with me doing 98% of the food preparation!!! I had a few friends bring desserts, but I prepared a buffet table of 20+- dishes, solo..I sure was tired at the end of that week!!!
My cooking tragedies
Burnt bread..I am like Rachel Ray, I always forget about it being in the oven!