I'm self-employed and work long and varied hours. So I need some things that are quick and easy and other cook ahead recipes. I love to entertain and nothing is as satisfying as finding something nie and exciting that my friends can enjoy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to invent new recipes or take a recipe and make it my own by changing things around. I haven't found anything new in a long time and would like to find some new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was raised on a farm and her mid-west good gooding runs in our blood. My entire family, sibs, nieces, nephews, grandkids, friends and all of their relatives love our fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy. I've long gone on to more sophisticated recipes but if someone needs comfort food they call their MeeMaw to get some fried chicken.
My cooking triumphs
The long version of this story is much funnier, but I once copies a new recipe to take on a week-long stay at the beach. I ran off and left it on my desk. I tried to do it from memory and the concotion was voted the best thing I ever made. When I got home I found the recipe. It was NOTHING like what I made this a new favorite was born.
My cooking tragedies
It was a good news-bad news deal. I was making chicken tacos one evening and got distracted, the oil caught fire and Voila, I got a new kitchen.