I recently moved to upstate South Carolina with my husband and daughter. I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things. I'm not currently working so I have a lot of time to play in the kitchen, but I don't seem to have as much motivation, or money for that matter. I'm thinking about trying some recipes for the darn kudzu.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook everything.I really enjoy cooking for large groups, or just for my husband and daughter.I like to use local produce when I can.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner almost every year. I make a great turkey. This year,'07, I made the biscuits by hand, which was a first.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving '08 was spent at my my moms in Kentucky. I made the turkey gravy (with the giblets, finely diced), and it was without a doubt, the best gravy I have ever made, possibly even tasted. My mom was really surprised, I think.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a reuben chicken once when I was a newlywed. The recipe called for smothering the raw chicken with saurkraut and russian dressing before cooking.That was truly disgusting. I'm not sure what went wrong there.