I am the mother of 5 wonderful (adult) children, and 9 Grandchildren who are scattered all over the United States. My husband of 38 years is retired Air Force and is currently employed by the Army. We have traveled all over the world and lived in Germany for 8 years. I was responsible for the cooking in my home from the time I was 11 so I have had MANY years of experience and was tutored by my Mother and Great Grandmother who are/were great cooks in their own right.
My favorite things to cook
I especially like to cook holiday meals or for family gatherings. (Anywhere there are a number of hungry people.) I especially like to cook with my 2 daughters, who both have a love of cooking and good food!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Over the years, our home has been the gathering place of friends and family on Christmas Eve for our traditional Lasagne Dinner with Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert. Myself and my children have brought this same tradition to people all over the world from Germany, to Japan and Russia.
My cooking triumphs
I guess my greatest challenge and triumph was creating a recipe for my mother's spaghetti sauce. She never used measuring equipment to make it. I was determined to preserve her recipe so continued making it and mesuring ingredients until I got it right!
My cooking tragedies
As a newlywed I was trying to hard boil eggs and got distracted.....until I heard an explosion in the kitchen. There were eggs everywhere, including stuck to the ceiling! I eventually learned how to make hard boiled eggs!