I grew up with a Mother who was a cook by profession. When I asked her how to make one of her recipes she could never tell me exact measurements as she never measured. This forced me to learn to wing it and create on my own. I thank her for that. We also lived off the land for some time raising and processing all our own meats, fruits & vegies. We made our own cheeses, breads, butter, wines, beers. As a result I love to cook and explore tastes in the kitchen. From simple to complicated, I just love the taste bud experience.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook omelets. There are just so many opportunities for trying all kinds of new ingredients. Eggs are so versatile.
My cooking triumphs
One of the coolest and earliest triumphs I had was when I made cookies without a recipe when I was 13, that I put chopped pecans in and they turned out like pecan sandies. They were a huge hit at my school. The secret ingredient I used was, instead of lard or shortning or butter was bacon grease. It added a flavor that blended with the pecans and gave it a smokey hint of bacon flavor. Try using it sometime:}