I'm a divorced single mom now with two step grandchildren and hope to cook for and teach my two grandsons some of the family recipes and the new ones I find here.
My favorite things to cook
Chantel's New York Cheesecake (everyone loves it when I make this), 2 ingredient fudge, beef and broccoli in soy and oyster sauce, chicken nuggets, garlic cheeseball for holidays, roast beef and yorkshire pudding
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother made a beautiful cut-out sugar cookie with hard icing for Christmas and all the kids in the family would line up at the counter and decorate before the icing hardened! Now I make the cookies and my daughter and step grandsons decorate.
My cooking triumphs
Chantels New York Cheesecake. I never thought I could ever make a cheesecake, but this comes out perfect every time. Even when I experiment with flavors! I even did a grasshopper (mint and chocolate) cheesecake! Everyone said it was to die for!
My cooking tragedies
Too numerous to count here.