I was taught how to cook at the age of 5. My mom & grandmother would tell me what I needed but would not say how much. I had to learn by my mistakes which turned out the best for me. Once I knew where I made a mistake I would know what to do the next time.
My favorite things to cook
My Favorite things to cook are Hawaiian Baked ham,stuffed turkey, meatloafs, chilli, Pot roasts,breads,pies, cakes & farm fresh vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hawaiian Baked ham with candied yams, corn on the cob, brussel sprouts with cheese, potatoe salad, Cherry cheese cake, pumpkin pie & mince meat pie on Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
My first time cooking for my husbands family at Thanksgiving in 1976. I fixed my families traditional Hawaiian ham but made my own glaze using a large Hienz 57 steak sauce,2tsp ground cloves, 2 bottles Dr. Pepper, 1 sm.jar honey,3tbsp brown sugar,pineapple juice from 2 cans sliced pineapple,and the juice from 2 sm. jars of maraschino cherries. It has become a favorite at holidays for ham in my family.
My cooking tragedies
my frst sugar cake I made from scratch I was 7 yrs old I used baking soda instead of baking powder. the cake turned out beautiful but tasted horrible.