I"m a surgical technologist working at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, TX. I started cooking when I was a teen and have really gotten into it since. I come from a large family, hence the fact I have no idea how to make small portions.
My favorite things to cook
I am more of a cajun cook than anything else, having grown up on the southeastern portion of the Texas Louisiana border and having a mother with Parfait as a maiden name. I fancy myself as a bit of a saucier. There is something so intriguing about the science of sauces. Most of my talents are somewhat wasted, as my wife grew up in the midwest and knows nothing of spicy foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays were always the big to do. My grandmothers cornbread dressing is my fondest memories of the holidays which, sadly, was not passed down to me.
My cooking triumphs
Learning the art of stir-fry. I hope to learn Indian cuisine next.
My cooking tragedies
I have had my fair share of "untouchables" that even my pug (known for their eating abilities) turned her nose up at. Live and learn. While on the Atkins diet, I tried to make an "Atkins friendly" key lime pie. It was the most God-awful thing I'd ever tasted.