I have recently retired and moved from a Toronto penthouse into our dream home in Fonthill. This is our first experience in home ownership and we're learning. At the moment, I'm busy gardening, redecorating my house and shopping for accessories for the house. When I'm not doing those things, I love sewing, knitting, working on my computer (facebook), and reading in my brand new gazebo.
My favorite things to cook
In the past, I didn't cook that much but was usually successful in what I did cook. Now that I'm retired, it's a pleasure to finally be able to tackle some new recipes I've found on this website. We love grilling from Spring to Fall so I'm really interested in trying out some grilling recipes.
My cooking triumphs
All my life (which is officially a long time! LOL), my mother baked one of her special butter cream cakes for my birthday every year. It was a German recipe and everyone loved the cakes. I've been trying to duplicate the recipe and I had a hard time trying to make the butter cream as it would curdle on me every time I blended the pudding mix and the butter together. They have to be the exact same temperature to work. My mother passed last year and I baked a cake for her funeral and for the first time, it didn't curdle!