I love to cook and am most comfortable in the kitchen with a few tunes on, a few things simmering and some good aroma's happening!
My favorite things to cook
I like to mix it up. I love a good BBQ and spent some time at the World Finals BBQ in Memphis. I enjoy trying any new recipe, punching it up a bit after the first run and experimenting. I love the one pot meals that you can just put anything into.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Chrismas cookie baking is my favorite. I make trays of cookies as gifts. They look like hell as I have cookie issues but I plug through anyway for the triumph at the end of the day! Another family get together for the holidays is on New Years Day. We exchange gifts with the close relatives and just munch on appetizers and soups all day. As busy as the holidays are, we get together for the end of the season and just relax.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs are my chili, cheesecake, jambalya, and ribs. What a combo huh?
My cooking tragedies
When my freezer go's down and I end up cooking everything in it. That has happened three times in the 24 years I have been married. What a mess! I cared the least about the meat that was in there but the bell peppers I froze meant more to me. I chopped a bushel of them, froze them on cookie sheets and then put in zip locks. Crazy huh?