Teacher, retired. Boater, gardener, quilter, genealogiest, scrapper. Love baking, grilling, herb flavoring.
My favorite things to cook
Family favorites like Yamazetti, chewy treats like Krispie squares, Chex mix (original recipe, but done in microwave!), chicken Parisienne, beef strogonoff, dips for crackers and veggies, roast beef dinner, salads with unusual ingredients (pear, cashew, craisins).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Used to bake lots or different cookies/bars/candy for Xmas, but we're all older now! Yamazetti is absolute favorite. Traditional holiday meals still done. My specialty is toffee candy at Xmas.
My cooking triumphs
Red Peppers stuffed with mozzarella and bread cubes from Weber grill book. Homemade donuts like my dad used to make when we were kids. Onion rings and homemade french fries (maybe once a year now that kids are grown).
My cooking tragedies
I've always wanted to cook a standing rib roast but have always been afraid to spend so much money on meat and screw it up!