I have a large family and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I am an author of contemporary romance and it seems I am always either writing or cooking!
My biggest pet peeve about this site is that some people don't follow the recipe exactly and then when they review it they give it a low rating and tell everyone what they added. Make it the way the recipe states and then tweak it if it needs to be.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook! Soups and sauces and biscuits and such are my favourites. I love to cook big full course meals. I usually host our families Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at our house since I am the only one who seems to enjoy cooking for the masses!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was a wonderful baker and makes pie crusts so tasty and flaky...but I can never compare to her baking. She is my inspiration.
My cooking tragedies
I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 28 family members by myself and let the potatoes cook dry! They had such a horrible burnt taste but only 25 minutes until everyone was set to arrive! I was going to get hubby to run to the store and buy boxed mashed but then a quick search of the internet turned up a quick solution! I added a cup of peanut butter to the potatoes that I salvaged and with in ten minutes the burnt taste was totally gone! So it started out as a tragedy, but was averted by a google search!