Born and raised in Winston-Salem.
My favorite things to cook
Family dinners, and anything southern.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I have developed my own way of preparing and roasting a turkey, which includes stuffing the gut packed full of fresh roseamry. Also, we always make a particualr gelatin salad that is layered with sour cream. I just love getting out the china, setting a beautiful table, cooking, and having family and friends present.
My cooking triumphs
Once, for a volunteer dinner party, I made six homemade lasagnas: 2 with beef, 2 with sausage, and 2 vegetarian. The vegetarian was especially good. I chopped all the vegetables in a food processer and sauted in olive oil and garlic. Soo good!
My cooking tragedies
Pepper Soup. Early in my marriage, I was cooking chicken soup, and accidentially poured several tablespoons of black pepper into the pot. We thought it could be salvaged, but it was not salvagable.
Also, one Xmas eve, I tried making a pina colada pound cake. The recipe was wrong (too much milk) & it spilled all over the oven & weighed a ton. We put it in the trash, and even the raccoon would not take it!