unemployed musician.. Pianist mostly. love all or almost all music. love to read recipe books. Non fiction, True crime. I play or read for hours without realizing the time gone by.
My favorite things to cook
One-pot wonders. I never stick to a recipe or measure ingredients so I don't bake cakes. Spaghetti, lagasna, enchilladas, casseroles of all kinds are the easiest. I make a mean chicken noodle casserole. Love all veggies and all fruits except mango.
My favorite family cooking traditions
all thanksgiving fare. I never cook the same foods the same way twice because I don't write down what I did. Grannie said "choose the meat for dinner then look around to see what goes with it." Those were my cooking lessons.
My cooking triumphs
my first smoked turkey for church thanksgiving buffet. tender and delicious, smokey with a little fennel.
My cooking tragedies
cornbread the first time I cooked. Used baking soda instead of baking powder. and always the last batch of cookies. I lose interest in baking and forget the last batch in the oven. They make good hockey pucks but stink up the house.