I am 51. I have two children,a Son, 34 & a Daughter, 26 and a Beautiful 4 yr old Grand Daughter and another one due in Febuary 2009. I have been Happily married for 25 years and counting. We are both FAT as I LOVE TO COOK!!! I was taught to cook by a pinch of this and a dab of that. I just love to find new recipes. I am horrid about changing recipes by a pinch of this and a dab of that, but it normally comes out very good. I love to read, mostly horror, and movies, movies and more movies!!! I also love my two dogs. Buddy Boy a Toy Fox terror and a Chihuahua named Stinker. And boy is he a STINKER!!! Ha ha.
My favorite things to cook
Green pepper, mushroom,onion, steak rice topped with green onions, Southern fried chicken, potato salad, baked chicken and soups. I make all kinds of soups. I also make SUPER peanut brittle, and glass candy, all flavors. Those are my Christmas gifts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love having my family over for their Birthdays and cooking their FAVORITE dishes. Every year I am most surprised by what they will ask for. My Daughter ALWAYS asks for the green pepper, mushroom, onion, steak rice. My Son on the other hand always has something different that he remembers from his childhood that he would like to have again. My Husband...well, I swear, with the right spices, he'd eat fried card board!!! Mostly he's a meat and potatoes kind of guy. I also LOVE the holidays to get together and have just about EVERYTHING!!!
My cooking triumphs
Anymore, with my RA, I feel all my cooking triumphs are TRIUMPHS!!! When I FIRST got married, I could cook almost ANYTHING...except simple things, like eggs!!! Or pancakes... Give me a recipe that no one else can cook, and I can cook it, but give me an egg or a pancake and forget it. SOOOOO, my triumphs have been to cook perfect eggs and pancakes.
My cooking tragedies
I can NOT make home made pie crust!!! I got a "no fail" pie crust recipe from a friend of mine. I was so excited, to FINALLY be able to make a home made pie crust! I made the crust, set it aside, made the creamy chocolate filling, made home made whipped cream and got it all together. It was BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so sure it would have been just SUPER... EXCEPT... when we went to cut into the pie,I had forgotten to cook the pie crust!!! VERY gooy! NEVER again. The frozen ones are just as good. Ha ha ha.