My husband and I have been married since 1977. We have six children, three married and three still at home. Our goal is to be more like Jesus as we focus on Him each day. So far we have 5 grandchildren and, needless to say, they are amazing! We have family get-togethers about once a month, mostly the food is simple but sometimes I spend days preparing. We live in a very small town in PA. where we grow a few herbs and vegetables.I love sitting on the patio where our large flower garden is in full view.
My favorite things to cook
Mostly, I cook family dinners. I've been branching out trying some Asian and Mexican dishes and have found a few that have been included in our favorites. I enjoy bread making, it seems to as though home-baked bread is becoming a lost art. I like baking and making deserts. I enjoy decorating birthday cakes for my grandchildren.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is my "thing." I enjoy cooking and hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner. We usually celebrate the holidays here and I love trying out new recipes each year.
My cooking triumphs
I made the Braided Easter Egg Bread from this site and it was a big hit with the colored eggs baked in for decoration. I made my granddaughter a birthday cake decorated to look like a jewelry box; I didn't know if I could pull it off but it looked great!
My cooking tragedies
I've been cooking for so long that it is hard for me to remember any recent tragedies. My husband reminded me about the time when I tried to make a healthy "Wacky Cake" and my father-in-law said it was so bad that the icing was trying to run away from it!