I have a wonderful husband of 40 yrs and 2 lovely daughters. We've homeschooled since 1986 and are still home educating our 15 yr old. I love to cook and I teach classes to young married women in our Church. Examples of the classes are canning, freezing, baking whole wheat bread. We have a ball together and enjoy eating the things we all make together. I love having our home school group get together at our country home each october. We do outdoor cooking over an open fire, crafts and skills---any skill that is at least 50 years old. This past Oct we had 35 kids. Some of the children taught us to square dance. We made eggs noodles from scratch, learned the history and types of rolling pins. Over the past years we have had about 90 skills demonstrated and many of them were hands-on and great fun. This year the highlight of the lunch was a gingerbread recipe that I discovered at Allrecipes.com!!
My favorite things to cook
Anything freshly gathered.
Using hertiage vegetables while teaching open hearth cooking at our county's farm museum.(The museum has a lovely hertiage garden.)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Bread Pudding on Christmas morning.
Large crowd on Thanksgiving with many cook ahead recipes so I can enjoy the friendship and fun and thanksgiving.
My cooking tragedies
When I was about 10 yrs old I enthusiasically made Molasses Cookies. The batter was so runny and that I had to pour it onto the sided cookie sheet. They smelled wonder while baking and I was excited to taste this first "all alone" kitchen experience. The recipe called for 2 T. vinegar and a cup of molasses....you guessed it! I mixed up the amounts. A full cup of vinegar does made a cookie batter slightly runny!! My sisters and I ate about 1/4 of the batch anyway!