I am a stay-at-home mom. Love to cook, sew, and do yard work. Love to go camping and take motorcycle trips with my husband. My daughter is the joy of my life. Nothing better than joking around with her and both of us laughing so hard we cry!
My favorite things to cook
Baking anything. Especially if I have the time and am not rushed. I love making things from scratch. Really don't like to use pre-made anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Mom usually makes the turkey and basic sides. We all bring something home to share at the meal. My husband makes wine and that is always a hit at the meal. Best things...fresh cranberry sauce (not cooked). Sweetheart salad (not really a salad--how can you say that something with 8 oz of cream cheese and a pint of whipping cream in it is a salad!).
My cooking triumphs
Cake decorating. I began decorating as a hobby in 1987. Through the years I have enjoyed making cakes for many family members and friends for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Best ever...Mom and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary cake. 5-double layer cakes of various flavors, tiered and covered with fondant. Beautiful live floral on top of each tier and wide gold ribbon around each base. Stunning!
My cooking tragedies
A microwave cake. Don't believe everything Tupperware sales people tell you. That's all I have to say about that.