I am a professional Photographer and have been in Pahrump, NV for the past 10 years. I lived most of my life in the Milpitas/Fremont areas of the Bay Area in Ca.
My favorite things to cook
I love BBQ but felt I was so confined to only cooking on my grill and smokers that I wanted to try something else. I have cooked everything from breakfast to deserts and even baked a cake on my BBQ. My wife is a great cook but wanted to try serving her something more than BBQ every night. Thank God I found this web page.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both my family and my wife’s family are Portuguese so we had mostly Portuguese cooking growing up. I learned to BBQ from my Dad when I was very young and always thought that was what Men cooked. I have been BBQ'ing most of my life just never cooking anything with a recipe or in the kitchen. Once I met my wife she showed me so much more to cooking and I wanted to try to cook other things. Often with very disastrous results. Not Disastrous in the sense of life and limb but more in taste. I tend to have a problem with following directions. So I found this website and have started doing dishes I never thought I would have been able to do.
My cooking tragedies
Just about every sauce I have ever made is either bitter, too sweet or just plain Horrible. I wish I could cook sauces and make a simple gravy. I love a good gravy but can't make one to save my live. I either use jarred or make it from the little packets. They are usually ok but never great. I love KFC's gravy! Wish I could make a gravy with some flavor like KFC.