Girl Raised In The South: GRITS
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake bread, make soups and stews, and try new recipes. Also love to research recipes, cooking methods and foods on the internet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There is a tradition of great cooks in my family and I have had excellent role models in my grandmothers and my mother. We are Southern cooks but somewhat adventurous in expanding our abilities and palates. We enjoy our family favorite foods at holidays and reunions and we enjoy trying new foods and techniques.
My cooking triumphs
One "triumph" was being asked to conduct a Bread "camp" by some members of That Home Site Cooking Forum. I taught at a bed and breakfast inn in Oak Ridge, NC near Greensboro. Several forum friends flew in from distant locations in the US and we had a ball. Some of the class members now bake bread regularly at home.
My cooking tragedies
In my 8th grade Home Ec class we had to prepare a dinner for our family, set the table, serve the meal and clean up. We were also visited by our teacher so she could evaluate how we did. All was going well for my spaghetti dinner until I accidentally tipped a plate full of spaghetti and sauce onto the floor while I was serving my little sister!