Born in Wva coaltown (1931), raised in Santa Clara Valley, CA. I have one daughter, three sons, five grandsons, one grandaughter. I enjoy cooking & all sports.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, shrimp scampi, anything with bell peppers & tomatoes. Spanish paella
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Eve dinner of crab cioppino and rum glazed ham
My cooking triumphs
crab cioppino, shrimp scampi, Spanish paella, glazed ham, Spanish potato tortilla, frittatas
My cooking tragedies
chicken enchiladas. Disasterous, I wrote a short story about this episode.