Married 30+ years, I come from a long line of great cooks/bakers. I'm lucky enough to have all the recipes my grandmother ever wrote down! She didn't pass on until she was 103 so I have some really old recipes. Our 3 children make us proud as do their spouses! Between them all, they have given us 5 grandchildren so far and more on the way - makes me a happy, blessed grandma!
My favorite things to cook
Anything people enjoy, but my favorite thing is to smoke meat: especially brisket!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Having the little kids help in the kitchen! I've often thought how much today's kids need to learn how to cook healthful and how lucky our family's kids are to already know how!
My cooking triumphs
Planning and preparing food for parties of 50+ people.
My cooking tragedies
I was trying to impress my husband when we were dating, we were really hungry, and when draining the macaroni, it all spilled down the garbage disposal. He reminds me of how far my cooking skills have come!