I am a retired university professor, married to a retired school administrator. We enjoy travel, reading, music, dining out, time with our four grown children, their spouses, and our seven grandchildren.
My favorite things to cook
Ahh, to fire up the grill and enjoy the aroma of delicious meats and sauces. Yum! We also get a thrill out of the hustle and bustle of putting together love feasts for the whole blended and extended family when we gather for holiday meals and special occasions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Turkey and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving. A huge honey baked ham for Christmas. Blackeyed peas for New Years Day. Sitting around the table and laughing as all get into the flow of "Can you top this?" story telling.
My cooking triumphs
Thick slowly grilled pork chops. Oven baked brisket basted with a special sauce. Large, juicy, grilled-to-order hamburgers. An adventure with my "never done the same way twice" meatloaf.
My cooking tragedies
Baking from scratch a Kahlua icing chocolate cake. The icing got too stiff to stir so I kept thining it with more and more Kahlua. The kids put a sign on the cake pan cover, "If you eat, don't drive!"