I collect recipes. I enjoy reviewing them and comments of other cooks and then modifying the recipe to my taste.
My favorite things to cook
Main dish recipes are my most favorite to cook as I feel I am baking challenged.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, my I own a bar and grill and every thanksgiving, I cook a comlete Turkey dinner and put it out buffet style for those that don't have and the hunters that come up for the week and don't have that "camp cook" to do it for them. I also do the same for christmas with a ham.
My cooking triumphs
I have perfected two recipes which I do not share publicly. One is my Biscuits and Gravy (yes, I have people coming from across the state for them) and the other is my italian beef which is a chicago style italian beef.
My cooking tragedies
Baking! I don't even try my own pie dough - always soggy, can't get the flake. My chocolate chip cookies? OMG, they always come out hard - just can't seem to get them soft and chewy.