I'm lucky to come from a big family that enjoys playing games and cards and of course, EAT & DRINK while doing so! I'm also lucky that my friends have wonderful families and there's no shortage of sharing recipes at our get togethers. I love to motorcycle; I'm on my fifth bike and have over 139,000 miles under my belt. My husband & I ride our cycles to Sturgis every year and living in FLA lets us attend Bikeweek/Biketoberfest. I just started fishing and LOVE IT. Almost as much as I LOVE being the Midwest President of the RLSFCA (Robert L. Scott Fan Club Association)
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook with wine (sometimes I even put it in the food)!
My favorite things to cook are the tried and true recipes I get from my friends, like Merridee's Chicken Piccatta and Susan's Peach Cobbler YUM! After living 40+ yrs in Minnesota, I finally traveled south and was introduced to blackeyed peas, grits, collard greens, cornbread, and since then I love to cook these and more.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up in the 50's, my dad worked and my mom was the homemaker. Our family of 7 sat down to suppers of meat, potato, veggie and milk or kool-aid. Thanksgiving was a turkey and Christmas was a ham. Pretty typical/traditional.
Now in my 50's, I still cook a traditional turkey w/ stuffing made from scratch like my mom.
My cooking triumphs
DESSERTS and APPETIZERS. I get asked to bring either an appetizer or a dessert to parties. I have a killer brownie recipe and my girlfriend's bruschetta that are party favs!
My cooking tragedies
My ONLY tragedy is when I overcook chicken ..... by God I'm gonna kill all that salmonella before it gets me! (I'm getting better at this, I think my last 3 lb bird had at least 1/8 tsp of juice left)