I love to cook and have a crowd that loves to eat! I basically cook without a recipe - I cook to taste. I love recipe books and have a ton of them. When I do use recipes, I tend to tweak every one I use just a little.
My favorite things to cook
Brunswick stew over a big wood fire in a cast iron cauldron, cakes, garlic cheese grits, anything in the crock pot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern cooking and baking.
My cooking triumphs
Making wedding cakes for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
A carrot cake from one of those local church cookbooks. Must have been major typos in that recipe!