I have one son aged 6, one dog (black lab), one cat (black & white). I enjoy the outdoors, camping especially.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer comfort foods. Meat and potatoes just like my mom made. On occasion I like to try different recipes. I get tired of the same old thing week in/week out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking is the first thing that comes to mind. That's when all the women got in the kitchen at the same time and had fun.
My cooking triumphs
I like to follow a recipe to the T so when one turns out exactly as it should and tastes great I feel I've accomplished something great.
My cooking tragedies
One Christmas I made my now-traditional Buck-Eyed balls. These are peanut butter balls mixed with icing sugar and coconut and rice krispies rolled in chocolate. My first time making them (age 10) was a disaster. I used uncooked rice instead of rice krispies....my sister-in-law ate one and said ummmmm crunchy. She was being polite. They were terrible.