single mom, cat owner, musician, shoe fanatic, old school music fan, movie cry-baby,starting Life Part II
My favorite things to cook
Fried chicken (Paula Deen's recipe is my favorite), pot roast, beer burgers, meatloaf, shrimp & grits (daughter's favorite), chocolate crown cake, bourbon fruitcake(dad's favorite), breakfast steak and gravy (mom's favorite),7 flavor pound cake (pastor's favorite), Acadian Shrimp (sister's favorite)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mother, grandmother and aunt were fabulous cooks. Mother was known for her fabulous cakes and grandma and aunt should have had a cooking show and restaurant. In their tradition I try to be nearly as good (will never be AS good) as they were. Also, chitterling were always present at Thanksgiving. Because they're all passed on now, I'm making my own this year.
My cooking triumphs
Having 2 recipes published in a local cookbook this year.
My cooking tragedies
A chicken and dumplings recipe that looked like something the cat threw up!