I love to cook when I have time, I work two jobs now, so my time is limited to the quick and easy ones. But there is nothing better than a home cooked meal.
My favorite things to cook
Sweets, Sweets, Sweets, and then the childhood comfort foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgivings we would all gather at my "grangos" house and she would make the turking and dressing and potato, and everyone else would bring the bread, and desserts, and the like. Someone would always bring a "new recipe",and is was fun to see the reactions. Admitedly there were some flops, but still it is my fondest memory.
My cooking triumphs
I make a pumpkin jelly roll filled with cream cheese...I worked in Clinton, OK for awhile, and the HS choir would always do a fund raiser, that selling this. When I moved, I had to quit buying one, and start making for myself, because my family demands them. They never even noticed the difference...so I am very proud. They also love my fruitcake, which you know the rep that fruitcake gets...
My cooking tragedies
I have a recipe for Zuchini Bread that I had to throw away, because every time I made it, although it tasted very good, it sent everyone to well, you know what I mean. I just don't make it anymore, no matter how much our garden produces....I never figured out what caused that reaction... I also am not the best with yeast breads...I have made quite a few hockey pucks...