Married for almost 40 years my high school sweetheart; 2 wonderful children; 4 adorable grandsons, a/k/a The Fab Four (thanks to my DD and SIL). I also have another "child," our very spoiled, very wild boxer puppy, 2 cats, a grandboxer and a grandbeagle. I work fulltime as a paralegal for a law firm.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy meals that can be prepared quickly after work.I also love any kind of seafood, especially shrimp & crab, and make a mean pot of seafood gumbo. Other faves are Cajun & Creole cuisine, the spicier the better.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Smoked turkey, cornbread dressing and oyster dressing on Thanksgiving with sweet potato pie and my grandmother's pecan pie for dessert; seafood gumbo on Christmas Day.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say my seafood gumbo - it is awesome, even if I do say so myself. I also make a great pot of chili.
My cooking tragedies
The time I didn't notice the wax paper liner in a frozen pie crust resulting in a very chewy crust for my sweet 'tater pie.