Wife for 22 years, three gorgeous children (I'm not exaggerating!), a darling dog, numerous fish and a Sabine Map turtle. I came from a fairly large family, where my parents regularly made do with little and taught me to do likewise. Compulsive reader and writer.
My favorite things to cook
I like baking, but I'm still looking for perfect recipes--not satisfied with 90 percent of bread machine recipes! I love roasting, pressure cooking, and I love crock-pots-- it's perfect: dump stuff in a pot and leave it alone all day!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fudge. Yeah. Definitely fudge. Baking bread was a family event when I was very young. Twice-baked potatoes on Christmas Day.
My cooking triumphs
I make the most fabulous pot roast, and lately I've been making darn good scones.
My cooking tragedies
When my pressure cooker blew its rubber valve. Still finding splatter from that after five years. And once I made lemon-garlic chicken in the crock-pot, but that stuff was nasty.