Working mother of three, grandmother of one. Involved in activities outside the home. Enjoy a good party.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a sucker for baking probably because I love to eat dessert. Pork in various forms seems to be on my stove a lot. I'm a country cook that comes from a long line of country cooks, I love historic recipes and fresh, basic ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The country cured ham that I MUST prepare each Christmas. It is a three day labor of love that is first taken as ham biscuits to parties, given sliced as gifts, becomes the side meat for Christmas Eve dinner, is the backbone of Christmas breakfast and - in its final presentation - becomes the secret ingredient in my New Years Day Jambalaya. OH, the bone and scraps are then frozen and used in fresh pole beans in the spring.
My cooking triumphs
I finally mastered Thai Chicken & Basil!!!
My cooking tragedies
The caramel icing I attempted to make for my mothers birthday cake about 15 years ago. It was such a disaster that I had to throw away the pan because the icing was glued into it! Baa-Waa!