I am the Mom of 3. I have son that is married to a GREAT girl, I have a daughter in high school and a daughter in middle school. My supportive, tolerant husband and I have been married for 19 years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook for a crowd. Even when it is just the 4 of us, I cook like the neighborhood is coming over. I work a 3x12 shift and like to have leftovers for my family to eat on my work days. I LOVE to cook soups, stews and anything that can be done in a crock pot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern and fried! My grandmother was the WORLD'S BEST SOUTHERN COOK!! All the recipes were in her head. She made fried chicken and chocolate meringue pie that is legendary. I have her pots and pans, but I can't coax the magic out of them like she could. May God Rest Her Soul.
My cooking triumphs
Used to love making all the foods for a party, taking it to the party site, setting up and serving with only my husband and very young son to help. It was a lot of work, but very rewarding. Don't have the energy or inclination for that now.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to name, but I don't think I have ever poisoned anyone. Oh, wait. I got food poisoning from my boiled shrimp when I was 3 months pregnant. No one else got sick....lucky me.