My mother is a great cook and taught me at a young age. It was always amazing to me that she could cook for fourteen people (I've got lots of siblings!) on a daily basis and enjoy every minute of it. I guess that's where my love of cooking and seeing others enjoy my creations comes from.
My favorite things to cook
Baking anything! Cooking all my childrens favorite foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When we were little and mom baked a pie, she always gave us pie dough to experiment with and let us make our own "mini" pies. I did the same thing with my 3 children and my they are passing on the tradition to their little ones.
My cooking triumphs
My cranberry cornish hens and white chocolate cheesecake. They are a Christmas favorite in our family.
My cooking tragedies
I had a house full of guests who all admired my baking skills. After serving the cake and coffee, I noticed a look of dismay on my mother-in-law's face. I thought that perhaps the coffee was bitter, but after taking one bite of my Chocolate Bavarian Torte, I realised that the problem wasn't with the coffee. It seems I had inadvertantly added a cup of salt, rather than a cup of sugar to the batter.