I love to cook, even seriously thought about opening a small restaurant. If you know anyone in my area who needs a personal chef, let me know!
My favorite things to cook
Grilled everything, stir fry anything, saucy Italian dishes, honey-fried chicken, salads, desserts, just about anything really.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I've taught all my kids (3 sons & 1 daughter) how to cook (hopefully) well enough to keep themselves happy & full. I love to make food gifts for Christmas & birthdays. My daughter is starting to follow in that direction too! And my Thanksgiving turkey on the grill is always a special request hit!
My cooking triumphs
Casseroles and feeding multitudes, honey-fried chicken (pioneer Daniel Boone's favorite), feeding 20+ using just an 18" charcoal grill, crockpot, stovetop & a TINY oven every Thanksgiving while also working 5 hours that morning.
My cooking tragedies
My 1st try @ winter jam. It burned so bad that it's still welded to the bottom of my dutch oven; & that was 10 yrs ago!! Re-learning to cook on an electric rangetop was also an experience, & not always a good one. (I really prefer a gas range.)