I lived for many years without a stove. Oh, the stove top worked but baking had to be done in a toster oven. Then, just as I got an awesome new stove with a working oven, my microwave died. And I decided to learn what it's like to live without a microwave. I've done it now for over almost a year, and doubt I will ever buy another one. The only things I miss is how quick it is to melt butter, but some stainless measuring cups and a warm stove do the same thing...only slower. But no more nuked food for me.
My favorite things to cook
To cook? That's easy, I have almost perfected the Southern Breakfast. I love traditional Southern breakfast... the over-easy eggs, the grits, country ham, sausage gravy, and of course, amazing biscuits! My grandmother made the most heavenly biscuits. However, the only ones second to hers, I had from the LOVELESS CAFE in Nashville, Tenneessee! We drove out of our way to visit this legendary breakfast nirvana, and apparently, many celebrities have, too. I could go on about that place, but it's best if you just visit it one day. They probably have a web site.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Honestly, making the Chex Mix for the holidays. The taste of it reminds me of being a kid during Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
My famous strawberry trifle! It was so beautiful I made a friend take a picture of me holding it! LOL Luckily, it also tasted as great as it looked.
My cooking tragedies
The Stained Glass Jello recipe from the Joy of Cooking book, and I failed. It is such a multi step recipe that I haven't tried again. Maybe I will get the backbone to try again soon.