My grandmother was a cook at a school after being a farm wife and raising 6 children so cooking is in my blood. She was the most amazing cook I have ever encountered. I have done some catering and wedding cakes.
My favorite things to cook
I like to find recipes and make them better, and to duplicate things I get at restaurants. I love to make soups, casseroles, and pasta. Southern cuisine is my specialty.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easter with my friend and her children, we always have an Easter egg hunt. We have a Super Bowl Party every year and its a challenge to come up with something different & easy for a crowd.
My cooking triumphs
My husband is a picky eater and I have expanded his horizons quite a bit. The other is - my first catering job by myself - was flawless. The food was awesome, the client and guests were happy, and I went home with a big fat check!
My cooking tragedies
I released the collar of the springform pan from my freshly-baked pumpkin cheesecake, which had filled the house with a heavenly smell... and the filling completely collapsed. I chucked the whole thing in the garbage and haven't made one since.