I am an American Soldier who loves to cook where ever Uncle Sam sends me and I have been on almost every continent doing just that. I enjoy being surrounded by family and friends and I also believe that nothing brings people together like a delicious meal.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy Southern Style BBQ, it's fun to prepare and makes them smile every time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking for the Holidays. Allowing the children to help decorate the pastries, well they decorate the ones that will be eaten before the others and never make it to the platters being served for the festivities. SHHHH, don't tell them!
My cooking triumphs
My family reunion last year, I prepared a five course Italian cuisine for about twenty relatives. I know that they are family and going to applaud you even for just trying, but when there are no leftovers and a bunch of people expanding thier belts one or two notches you know that you've done it and done it well!
My cooking tragedies
Halibut, deep fried halibut. Living in Alaska for three years allowed me to add more pages to my lifes recipe book, however, I promise this one isn't in it! Shallow pan, Hot Grease, and Chunks of Battered Halibut and I had to be an idiot and place a lid on the pan...did I mention that I walked away for about three minutes? LOL