I come from a famiy that likes to cook. My mother and all of her sisters loved to cook. I now have grandchildren who are learning to cook and we have fun "cousins day" when several of the grandchildren get together to cook at Grandma's house.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake cookies and cakes and lately I am enjoying a streak of cooking homemade soups and chili. I have had many compiments on my soups and find that an easy way to entertain informally.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big family dinners near Christmas and Thanksgiving. Nieghborhood Brunches and BBQ's.
My cooking triumphs
I won first place with a Creamy White Chili and a Mexican Corn Bread. Most of the recipes I make from this site are good.
My cooking tragedies
I once burned some pudding so badly that the dog wouldn't eat it. I also tried to cut a recipe down to family size for Shoo Fly Pie that was intended for restaraunt use. I couldn't cut the pie with an ax!