I'm a newlywed who enjoys cooking for my husband more than anything. My Mother is a renowned cook and is my daily inspiration. I can only hope to pass down the love and traditions to my kids that she has passed to me.
My favorite things to cook
anything with Southern roots
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom never let us kids eat things like fish sticks or chicken nuggets. If we were to ever ask for fish sticks we would get a fried catfish dinner and if we wanted chicken nuggets we got Nanny's famous fried chicken.
My cooking triumphs
I made the most delicious Butterscotch Pecan 3-layer cake for Thanksgiving this year. I literally slaved for 2 days over this thing! In the end, it was absolutely worth it - you could taste every drop of blood, sweat and tears I put into it. It tasted like a million bucks - my husband's family actually accused me of buying it from a bakery!
My cooking tragedies
A peach cobbler I made a few weeks ago did not come out right...I blamed it on the recipe at the time, but have since realized that it may have been an "operator error." : )