I excel when cooking for others; they are my motivation. Otherwise, I could care less about it. Mainly focused on healthful, uncomplicated but creative, reasonably priced creations that stimulate the taste and visual senses.
My favorite things to cook
Whatever throws together fairly quickly but gets rave reviews. I like secret ingredients that leave the eater guessing. Preparing meals using personally canned or home-grown fresh ingredients from my garden makes my heart sing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stuffed peppers, chili, biscuits and gravy, chicken and dumplings, potato soup, scratch multi-grain strawberry waffles, maple granola, Christmas candies.
My cooking triumphs
whenever I hear, "Can I have some more, please?", that is a triumph for me.
My cooking tragedies
Burn most bread I broil.