I have been very happily married to my farmer husband for 28 years. We have 3 wonderful daughters, son-in-laws and three beautiful grandbabies. We raise natural-raised beef, pasture-raised pork, organic veggies, maple syrup and I make hand made soap. Cheesemaking, tatting, cooking, candymaking for Valentines Day and Easter, and music are my hobbies. My thinking is that if it can be made from scratch, I will learn how to do it. I am very active in my AG church, of which I play the flute as a member of our worship team. I love God, my family, my life and everyone else. I deal with a bad back injury, fibromyalgia and esophogus problems, but I don't let them keep me down. I am a life long learner and, oh, did I mention that I love my computer.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything and everything! I especially like to cook gormet meals. In the summer we grow our own veggies, and we grow our own pork and beef, so I love to put meals together that are made from what we produce ourselves. I have a small side business making homemade bread from fresh ground gold whole wheat grain. My favorite thing to do is to put a meal together that is restaurant quality and have my family rave over it. We don't eat much sweets, so I don't bake much, but I like doing it on holidays and special occasions. For Christmas I got some cast iron cookware that I am enjoying learning how to use. It is very healthy for you and you don't get the aluminum and chemicals from the teflon in your body, just good ol' iron.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making cookies at Christmas to give to neighbors and church friends.
My cooking triumphs
Making meals totally from ingredients that we grow ourselves - even the cream and butter and cheeses from our jersey cow. Making a restaurant quality meal for my family.
My cooking tragedies
I'm sure I have many, but I can't think of any offhand. I will add them if I remember them.