My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother's Xmas Ball, she made it every year. Cream cheese, green peppers, pineapple, pecans all that good stuff. Other than that, my Aunt Renee, now passed away was a serious baker. She enjoyed the baking of cookies every Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
I taught myself how to bake white bread and now I almost never buy bread in the grocery store. And flan; I made 3 attempts and finally found a good recipe and how to get cheesecake to set properly
My cooking tragedies
White bread, flan, cracked cheesecake. My grandmother's motto: Persist until you get what you want.