Single Mother of two grown kids, both awesome and one granddaughter (3 yrs) Living w/some med issues and can't do some things but CAN do lots and LOVE to cook, garden,read, keep the grandbaby. I just try to be thankful for every day I get, love to watch the sun rise with a cup of coffee while early-walking in the garden. The hummingbirds and songbirds are a fav, too, keep me busy filling all the feeders(6).
My favorite things to cook
Curry, on an eternal mission to replicate a favorite dish(Panang Chicken) from a local Thai restaurant.Love my Southern cooking roots and all the accompanying dishes. I can pretty much do any of those well. Take pleasure in new dishes from any and everywhere, both trying them and cooking them. Love baking and desserts in general and the proof is in my behind! LOL My favorite quote is "You can't trust a skinny cook".
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom's white fruitcake recipe (no nasty peel or citron) that she got from her Mom. I make a luscious chocolate pie from an elderly neighbour I begged for about age 17. Also make Choc/walnut pies for Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
An awesome Chicken Marsala I used to make, then promptly lost the recipe for it. It called for sage leaves in addition to the reg ingred, but I've not seen one like it yet. Several homey-type recipes. A really decent fried rice, too.
My cooking tragedies
Very few, thankfully, I remember the "parsnip incident" as my grown daughter still calls it, after about 20 yrs. Even then I'd try new things and had never tasted parsnips, went by a fairly simple recipe, just cooked and buttered, I think. I'd made the poor daugh. eat a couple of spoonfuls despite her protests that they were horrible...then I tasted them, ewwww, ewwww and yuck, bitter and inedible. She's never let me forget it.