I am a widowed mom and a grandma to Siy. I live on the North Coast of the golden state. I like to see the nature and beauty that surrounds me. Living in a rural small town suits me. I lived in Orange Co, Ca most of my life, and am enjoying the quiet life. The hustle and bustle of city life is just to much for me these days...
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy trying new recipes, esp anything in the Mexican, Italian, Asian, and American (such as a new twist on hamburgers, or meatloaf etc).
I had almost went into a Diabetic coma, so since then I am learning to adjust my cooking to low carb, and sugar free.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Always a fav, was Mom getting up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in for thanksgiving. At Christmas time we always had a polish dish called gawumpki, AKA: cabbage rolls. On New Years Day we would have our Ham dinner, which featured a non traditional meal. Sandwhiches, Homemade boston baked beans and homemade rice pudding....YUM!!
My cooking triumphs
My cooking has gotten so much better in recent years. The economy had a negative effect on the way I used to prepare meals, and I always used to purchase store-bought desserts, chips etc. I didn't realize how much better homemade is until now. I would rather make my own, than buy prefab stuff at the market, because everything just tastes sooo much better! :)
My cooking tragedies
I suppose my biggest flop has been when I alter a recipe too much, then it doesn't turn out to well. So I try to stick close to my recipes now.