I'm a mother of five and grandmother of two. I enjoy trying new recipes out on my family and having big family dinners.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake breads and pies, and my favorite recipe is one for dinner rolls that came from the kids' great-great grandmother. I also enjoy making Italian dishes such as lasagna.
My favorite family cooking traditions
It has to be cookies with the kids, and baking pies using my mother's pie crust recipe.
My cooking triumphs
Watching my 14 year old daughter make pie crust on her own, and seeing it turn out perfect on her first try! (yeah, she's still bragging because my crust split in two that day!)
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made a big meal on my own, I made lasagna. It looked good, but I didn't let it sit after taking it out of the oven, and ended up serving "lasagna soup". Made it a second time a few months later, and forgot the cheese. I also made a cool whip pie in high school that had a crust that my boyfriend couln't cut with a knife. He had to stop eating it because he said he was afraid he'd break my mother's plate.