Divorced, mid 40's male, Wisconsin. Loves to cook, eat, socialize, and ride his harley.
My favorite things to cook
The big traditional hoilday meals. Love to go all out with every holiday meal. Keeping traditions passed down to me alive.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When we bake ham for a holiday meal, we always smear it with brown sugra, and then use whole cloves to stab into the meat & fat. Makes a sweet & spicey ham, PLUS...then you suck out the fat that accumilates while baking, and make Ham gravy out it. It is addicting to say the least. Give it a try.
My cooking triumphs
Meats & marinades. Whether you bake it, grill it, broil, or smoke it. Preparations of the meat is a given. Example: When I make boneless bourbon style pork tenderloin on the grill, I marinade this in the refridge for a minimum of 72 hrs prior to cooking. Makes a huge difference. The same goes with a good smoking brine.
My cooking tragedies
I'm not a baker. My daughter can make a really good pie out of anything. And her flakey crusts are to die for. But dad...nope. I can do an easy out of the box cake. LOL But thats about it for baking.