I have decorated cakes professionally for about 20 years. Four grown sons and 6 grandchildren. I am married to Mr. Wonderful and laugh when my girlfriends want to borrow him for a day or weekend to help them do chores around their house. Like the song says"I'd do it all over again".
My favorite things to cook
Cakes, Cakes, Cakes.....any type of cake, large small, decorated for every occasion in beautiful and wierd styles.
I love canning jelly in the summer from our berry bushes and use it in my gift baskets.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year on Christmas Eve I make homemade Chicken and Noodles, just like my Grandmother and Mom used to do. PLUS my seafood chowder.... I think I spend 3 weeks cooking and getting things together to cook and bake for Christmas Eve. Always a very busy time.
My cooking triumphs
My super Rum Cake and Seafood Chowder + I did a 150 pg.cookbook 10 yrs ago called the Apple Farmer's Daughter, it was supposed to be just for family members as a Christmas gift, but I ended up selling about 200 to co-workers and friends also. I've won many awards for my cake decorating.
My cooking tragedies
MANY years ago, I had not cooked very much seafood and I tried to batter and deep fry small shrimp. My boys still remember my "bubble gum shrimp" The shrimp were so overcooked that they chewed like bubble gum.. really tough!!!!