I love this site, I love getting new ideas or tweaking old ones with new twists keeps my family interested in whats dad gonna do next...I have cooked in a variety of establishments, (ie. military bases and ships, a personal catering business, prisons, diners, fast food, bakeries, warehouse clubs) and in a variety of styles. I received a lot of my training thru the US Navy but have also completed training in a variety of assorted schools. I have spent a decent amount of time training others also. I have also won many awards for cooking and baking. I am happy to answer any questions someone may have, but I don’t guarantee I will always know the answer. I am happy to assist you in your meal prep if you don’t know what to make with what you have on-hand or have more people than you planned for. I am currently employed as a truckdriver I have cooked in a variety of establishments, (ie. military bases and ships, a personal catering business, prisons, diners, fast food, bakeries, wareh
My favorite things to cook
My wife loves to boast about my ability to prepare 'fabulous' meals on a low budget. And I am proud of the fact that I can prepare a filling, delicious meal for my family for sometimes under $10 (A Family of 7 !!!)
I am also continually interested in trying new things, however I must say I enjoy cooking outside more and use that opportunity to create new versions of old dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love preparing big meals for the entire family and group get-togethers. Just give me the space, tell me what you want, and I can make it happen!
My cooking triumphs
I took 2nd place in one cooking competition and 1st place in a cake decoration competition. I have also received many other awards, both for personal cooking and as a group, as well as handled large parties for military functions attended by over 500+ people!
My cooking tragedies
This section is for my Parents and ‘Family’ to see… When preparing one of the first cakes I ever baked, I inadvertently used some bad shortening to make frosting, and while it LOOKED good… That was the ONLY good thing about it! LOL See? I CAN admit it – I just don’t need this story thrown in my face by my ‘family’ at every family function – It happened, I learned, and let’s be done with it already! And try as you may, none of you will ever be able to cook at my level ;-).