I am a retired teacher. Raised in the midwest, I moved to California 40+ years ago.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts! Especially cheesecake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everyone sitting down to dinner together every day.
My cooking triumphs
Making a peanut butter cluster cake from a recipe from a magazine, Bon Appetite. Took forever. Had to have 5000 calories in a slice.
My cooking tragedies
Boiling a pot roast. Taking a huge cheesecake out of the refrigerator in it's springform pan, having it twist while I was holdling it, and flopping on the floor upside down. What a mess.