I am originally from Oklahoma and have a family that cooks lots of dishes that originate from the south. I grew up eating Mexican, Comfort food, and Gumbo! I love spices. The love of my life just happened to be in the Military and that gave us the opportunity to live in Europe for 3 wonderful years. I have eaten Spaghetti in Italy, Jaeger Schnitzel in Germany, Sheppard’s Pie in Ireland, and many other culinary treats. Food can be just as much an adventure as traveling. We may not all get to go to the places that certain foods originated but we can eat the foods that made these places famous!
My favorite things to cook
Gumbo, Chili, Porkloin, Chicken and Dumplings, Cinnamon Rolls, Pumpkin Bread, Banana Bread,
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fried Shrimp for Christmas Dinner, My Dad's Famous Crawfish Boils, Everyone getting together over a big steaming pot of Gumbo.
My cooking triumphs
Making Gumbo that is almost as good as my dad's!
My cooking tragedies
I was cooking potato soup with a cold and I could not taste the celery in it. I added celery seed until I could taste it. BAD move!! It turner out so bad that my husband took one bite and told the kids that it was McDonalds night! He still will not allow me to cook potato soup to this day. The tragedy hapened over 6 years ago and he still reminds me of it. LOL!!