Wife, Mother of three, plus three pups. I relish finding a nice simple recipe that borders on gourmet, is healthy and my children will eat as well. Frugal is even better. I know, I ask sooo much!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Cookies, Easter Breads, Saturday Dinner, Super Bowl Party and Fourth of July BBQs!
My cooking triumphs
My greatest triumph was a large terriyaki beef roast that hit levels of perfection only brought on by angels in heaven.
My cooking tragedies
I have had many of those but the funniest one happened Thanksgiving 2001 when I used baking powder to thicken the gravy instead of corn starch. I had just had my third child, had invited many people over and wasnt getting much help from the troops. Worse yet, I had pre-measured the ingredients in glass cups and set them on the counter so no one knew what I had mistakenly done. My guests began to arrive and one asked if she could help as the phone was ringing also. I turned to see her mortified face as the gravy began bubbling up 4 inches above the edge of the pot and finally spilling over onto the stove like some strange science experiment. She asked in a confused and bewildered tone, "Is gravy SUPPOSED to do this" ?