I am a married middle aged guy with a lot of family and gatherings.I like to try new and different recipes as well as old favorites.
My favorite things to cook
BBQ, pasta dishes, pork, fish, all meats, all seafood , potatoes, all veggies, soups, chowders, casseroles and pretty much everything. I'm not big into desserts and sweets though, I enjoy eating them. I have many baking failures, but a couple that have been very successfull.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Definetly holidays. When two large families merge and almost everybody has something special to contribute. Long live this tradition for our children and grandchildren to carry on.
My cooking triumphs
cooking for large crouds on many occasions and satisfying everybody.
My cooking tragedies
A Thanksgiving dinner the first year I married my wife. She is a nurse and had to work so the kitchen was all mine. The turkey was a gift from my employer and was the fattiest most disgusting bird I've ever seen. The stuffing was more like grease gravy I had to find an open store and buy an extremly overpriced loaf of bread to try to save it. The bird was barley eatable.