For the last few years I have been a teacher. My kids are grown and out of the house but there were lots of them and it was great cooking for them and with them.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking foods rich in flavor, taking an existing recipe and tweeking it to my tastes and I love cooking for my family & friends. Mexican, Italian, slow cooking and BBQ are interests of mine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a kid I was introduced to Shepards Pie and I didn't like it. It was too bland. With my own family I tweeked it many times to get all the kids (and me) to love it. The tradition? Tweeking almost every recipe!
My cooking triumphs
Cajun Dirty rice, jambalaya, stacked enchiladas, and chiliquiles. A salad I get calls for often and a Shepard's Pie all my kids love!
My cooking tragedies
The first five times I made BBQ ribs they were so bad I had to toss them out! Now they are fall off the bone great!