I have always enjoyed cooking for others. I owned a resturant for a few years. And after I lost my wife to a nursing home (brain injury-memory loss) cooking for other saved me from depression. The simplest joys in life can be the best medicine.
My favorite things to cook
I love grilling, baking, slow cooking and occasionally go out on a limb and try something off the beaten path.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have been doing the turkey's for the holidays the past few years. I've deep fried them and brining and roasting have been most popular.
My cooking triumphs
Baking dessert is not my field and I was proudest of the bread pudding I made for xmas. The family just went crazy over it!
My cooking tragedies
I deep fried a turkey and I had to step away from the pot for about 5 minutes. A friend was watching it but didn't know what to do. It was a windy day and the wind died down and the flame shot up and the temp did too. I turned a perfectly good 10lb turkey into a cornish hen!!