Busy with my wonderful family, church, and work. Love to make healthy meals that are easy to prepare.
My favorite things to cook
I cook a lot of chicken, so I am always trying new recipes. I have a few 'never fail' dishes which are requested for family reunions and church dinners.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a long line of Southern cooks who made everything from scratch. I've continued the 'family jar' tradition with pickles, jams, jellies, soups, and other items I 'put up' (as Mama called it). My day to day cooking is lighter and leaner, but still has a Southern twist.
My cooking triumphs
Well, I've never won a ribbon, but I make a pretty good banana nut bread.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list. One that is quite memorable was the five pound meatloaf I made when I was 16 years old. I forgot to put any sort of seasoning - no salt, no pepper - just ground beef, green peppers and onions. My family cheerfully ate it anyway. I think we used a whole bottle of ketchup at that meal.