I was raised in a small farming community in Utah. My mother taught all four girls how to cook, bake and can. I kept all the training with me and use it on a daily basis. The only time I did not cook was when I was an airline stewardess (7 years). I have been married for 35 years and my hubby loves my cooking and creative ways for leftovers.
My favorite things to cook
pork, soups, casseroles, fish, salads, peach cobbler, mac n cheese, really anything except Italian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
childhood memories: making candy, learning how to cream butter and sugar, making fruitcake, cookies, bread, rolls, canning veggies and fruit in the Autumn, helping mom with pulling bread apart for dressing, on and on. Wonderful childhood cooking memories.
My cooking triumphs
Suceeding with Gourmet cooking, Indian dishes, canning chili sauce, making Korean Kimchee, making a wedding cake, etc.
My cooking tragedies
Company for dinner: Everything was prepared except for the main dish. When I went to boil the shells to stuff, the box was full of weevel! I grab some macaroni, cooked it and using the stuffing to pour over, covered with cheese and baked it.