I have a blended family of 5 adult children with 8 grandchildren. We are an active family, lots of travel and activities. I love spending time with my grandchildren and planning special time with them.
My favorite things to cook
All things Italian, med, stir frys, good sauces, use a pressure cooker a lot and make interested combinations with good cuts of meat. I love good pasta dishes with good italian sauces. Also like mexican dishes and play around with stirfries with asian flair.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern Cooking. My grandmother was a wonderful cook and handed down traditional dishes that we all still make at all holidays. Cornbread sage dressing, chicken & dumplings, great fried chicken, cobblers, homemade jellies, jams and pickles. The best tomatoe sauce I have ever eaten. We can over 100 quarts each summer. Alabama tomatoes are the best!
My cooking triumphs
Friends and familes are always stating that I am the best cook and that everything I cook taste special. I think it is because I am creative and bold with herbs and spices and make dishes with a lot of flavor. I use a lot of fresh garlic, onion, and grown fresh herbs in the summer, dry them and sue them all year.
My cooking tragedies
I was about to fry fish one Sunday and left the oil heating to answer the telephone. When I returned to the kitchen smoke was rolling from the iron skillet and blazed to the ceiling as I walked back into the kitchen. I poured table salt onto the fire and it put it out right away with a lot of smoke and discomfort before it was back to normal