I'm a baby boomer born in 1950 who grew up with Wonder Bread, Velveeta, Hostess Twinkies, and all the other cool delights of the time.
My favorite things to cook
I love desserts, especially cheesecakes, bread puddings, and anything chocolate. I love comfort food, like meatloaf, baked macaroni and cheese, and casseroles. You won't find me anywhere near vegetables, salads, or any green foods. Green Jell-O is acceptable, however.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas are special times for me and my son.
My cooking triumphs
I've made Christmas cookie trays featuring a dozen kinds of cookies beautifully arranged, as well as gorgeous cheesecakes.
My cooking tragedies
The worst thing I ever made was a vile concoction called "Chicken Aloha" which I got from the label on a can of cream of coconut. I threw it out and got McDonald's.