My name is Tonya, and I'm 47. I'm happily married. My husbands name is Melvin, and we have the kind of relationship that's hard to find anymore, praise God. I'm a granny of 4, with twins in the mix. I love being a wife and granny and mom of 2 grown kids. I love my family so much.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a down home girl so my fave things to cook are: fried chicken, mashed potatoes and country fried gravy. Homemade biscuits n gravy. Hocakes, which are a pancake with an egg in the batter to make a bigger, fluffier version of a pancake. Bbq'ed anything. Bbq chicken on the grill, steak, grilled veggies, fried green tomatoes, homemade fried cornbread, My mom's recipe! My Grandma's made from scratch homemade chicken n dumplins and homemade chicken n noodles, all made the old fashioned way with a good old rolling pin. Homemade spagetti, roasts, slow cooker recipes. Homemade apple, and meringue pies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern. I grew up watching my mom and my Grandma cook. My Grandma's no longer with us, so anytime I put together a big steaming pot of her homemade chicken n dumplins, I feel that she would be proud of me. I stick with tradition. During the holidays, it's good old fashioned pies n cakes. I love to cook something that makes my family smack their lips and say how delicious it is!
My cooking triumphs
My Grandma's homemade chicken n dumplins are one of my most delicious dishes, as well as her homemade from scratch chicken n noodles. It don't get much better in this life than a bowl of either of those. My kids and grandchildren love my fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, my grilled bbq chicken. My husbands always telling anyone who listens that he married a fine cook and beautiful lady. Awwwwwwww!
My cooking tragedies
I don't have one. But my hubby doesn't like macaroni n tomatoes. That's all I have on that one. It's all good!