I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother who loves to cook down-home Southern style. I've been married for 37 years and when I got married, I could only cook two things: meat loaf and chocolate cake from a mix. My husband even had to show me how to make tea. What a difference a few decades make!
I am not crazy about everyday cooking; I tend to get in a rut, which is why I joined allrecipes.com. But special occasions bring out my creative side.
My other hobbies are reading, writing, spending time with my grandkids, and spending at least one hour every day talking to my husband - just the two of us.
My favorite things to cook
On an average day, I like to cook quick and easy. I'm a great collector of fast, easy recipes. For special occasions, I am into dishes that look nice and taste great. My favorite is making really pretty desserts. I also like to make attractive and tasty appetizers. But what my family likes best are the old fashioned Sunday dinners (in the South, when we say dinner, we mean the mid-day meal) that I make every week for all my children and grandchildren.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The Sunday dinners are everyone's favorite. I also have several special dishes I make every year on specific holidays.
My cooking triumphs
I prepared all the food for my son's rehearsal dinner. But my greatest cooking accomplishment was cooking enough meals to raise two kids - and they actually think I'm a pretty good cook.
My cooking tragedies
I never learned to make homemade biscuits that you roll out in your hand like my mother and grandmother did. And I can't fry a decent chicken.