Married 20 years, we love to go antiquing and have acquired quite a collection. I love to read good books (Robert Ludlum, Steve Martini, James Patterson, etc.) I also can't live without my Sunday New York Times crossword every week.
My favorite things to cook
baby back ribs on the bbq, mexican dishes, re-creating dishes from restaurants.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We love to have get-togethers where everyone in my family brings a southern dish, e.g., black-eyed peas, hush puppies, biscuits and Karo, etc.
My cooking triumphs
I've perfected a few dishes - lasagna, bbq ribs, chicken gumbo, and some originals.
My cooking tragedies
Once I was entertaining my new sister-in-law's family and friends for a pre-wedding dinner - about 25 of them - and while I aced the chicken, I accidently sprayed liquid smoke on the foccacia bread instead of olive oil. I managed to pull it out, but I could have died!