I don't like to cook daiy dinners for just family but invite someone or 30 someones over and I can go to town.
Invite me to a party and I don't care about what to wear I am engrossed in what I will bring.
I love to cook for others and I think that comes from my mother, the wife of a Baptist Minister. She was in the kitchen constantly cooking for someone who was sick, had a death in the family or for one of our thousands of potlucks at the church.
I learned a lot about cooking from watching her and occasionally helping out. Unfortinately she passed away when I was 13 so did not get to learn all I could from her.
But what I did inherit from her was the feeling that I get when I feed a friend and see the enjoyment that they get from what I have created.
My favorite things to cook
I like to make desserts best. Not only because I love a good dessert, but because it is the most loved part of the meal by most people; and just because I like to bake!
My cooking tragedies
My greatest cooking tragedy is bread. Not just one incident but every time I make bread. It's the last thing to go into the oven and I get so busy getting everything else on the table while it cooks, I burn it every time.
My kids & husband take great joy in laughing at my charcoal bread.
I have tried all kinds of remedies such as turning off the oven so it will cool down before it burns, and either it burns anyway or I forget it's in there and find it while doing the dishes after dinner.
I have tried setting a timer and either ignore when it rings, don't hear it or whatever - but stil the bread burns.
I can make a 6 layer cake, 4 layer cookie pretty much anything I attempt, with the exception of simply browning some bread.
I guess we all have our Achilles heel and that is mine.