We are empty nesters living on the beautiful Central Coast of California. We have two dogs, several birds, and a few (LOL!) aquariums. We both LOVE to cook and NEVER repeat a recipe. Once a recipe is finished and we have eaten, the recipe gets tossed! There is just too much out there to try! Cooking is therapy for me. I would rather spend (2) hours in a good grocery store than a mall any day!!!
My favorite things to cook
Anything that includes fresh food. I do not like to use prepared ingredients (can of cream soup, jar of this, can of that, etc.).
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are so not tradition-minded people. My husband's comfort food is tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. I took those two favorites of his and twisted and turned them into a gourmet meal! He still loves them (and me)!
My cooking triumphs
I once cooked a whole, large turkey marinated in Cherry Grand Mariner for 24 hours and then cooked the normal way...breast down. When done, you could only lift the bones out of the pan...the meat stayed behind! Amazing, flavorful, and ohhhh so tender and juicy!
My cooking tragedies
Putting something (CANNOT RECALL WHAT IT WAS!) in the oven and 15 minutes later finding the (2) cubes of butter still in the microwave (softened them in there) that should have gone in the recipe!