I've been cooking since I was six years old, and I've loved it ever since. Cooking is a therapeutic release for me, and the creative process involved in taking a bunch of 'nothing' and creating something wonderful makes it worth it.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are a Southern family, so I have spent my life learning all of the wonderful foods and methods in the 'Soul Food' tradition
My cooking triumphs
Every time I try a new recipe and like it, it's a triumph. Expanding my repertoire is my main goal, and since I'm a cook at heart, I usually get good results!
My cooking tragedies
I once made a pecan pie that was the most BEAUTIFUL thing you've ever seen. However, it was missing one ingredient (and since there are only about 4 ingredients anyway) so it was pretty obvious something wasn't there. I had to trash it, because I don't send anything out of my kitchen thats not top notch.