Living here where the buffalo roam with my husband, 2 dogs, and some goldfish. We love camping when the weather is nice, and cuddling by the fire watching movies when it isn't. I enjoy making jewelry, knitting and reading, also.
My favorite things to cook
Anything pasta. Anything grilled. Stuffed crust pizza. Soups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookies at Christmas--we would all make 2 or 3 kinds, resulting in over a dozen varieties. Dutch oven when camping. My husband's family often has prime rib at Christmas (see below).
My cooking triumphs
Just starting to learn Dutch oven cooking the past few years--trying some new recipes including biscuits and cornbread.
Have been perfecting my pot roast. I buy a smallish chuck roast, 3 pounds or so, usually a blade cut. Actually making great homemade gravy, too, which is something I had shied away from trying for many years. The leftover roast makes a good sandwich and can also be made into soup, stew, or cottage pie the next night, so even though there are only 2 of us, none of it goes to waste.
My cooking tragedies
A few years ago we had my husband's family out here for Christmas. I thought I would try doing a prime rib. Well, somebody was late, the roast stayed in the oven too long and was very overdone and dry.