Am a retired office personnel to estimator of 41 yrs. at same Precast Concrete Company. Worked there full-time but went on the racing circuit as a Timer/Scorer for professional open wheel (USAC) auto racing. Fed and housed USAC teams at our home when racing in the East which was the hot-bed of sprint and Indy car racing in the 60's and 70's. Now a fan of one particular Nascar driver.
My favorite things to cook
Am an old-fashioned cook - like the things my Grandma made. Am a meat, potato and veggie "eater". Like slow cooker meals so experiment with that - mostly Italian style foods and poultry. Have many "old" dessert recipes that I love to take to "pot-luck" suppers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Made small cards and handed them to my children asking for suggestions or favorites from home - all are adults and have families. Surprised 3 out of 4 picked the Penna. Dutch style cooking such as Filled Pig Stomach - warm potato salad and, of course, Toasted Snow Squares. A lemon type dessert.
My cooking triumphs
Thru the years fed many members of teams at the race track. Learned to prepare foods that traveled well - this was in the 60's. They loved my banana cake, potato salad with cooked dressing, beef tongue sandwiches and Jello with ice cream mixed in it with fruit. Also pickled ring bologna.
My cooking tragedies
Had a stove that had an automatic "start and stop" cycle. When leaving for an Indy car race in Trenton, NJ - a 1-1/2 hr. drive from our home. Put in a turkey with stuffing - set the timer to start and stop at 5:00. I was not concerned when the traffic held us up for another hour but forgot that the carry-over time in oven was HUGH. Turkey was so browned and dry when we got home had to scurry to make chili or some such thing. Never lived that one down - still talked about it.