Hi, I'm Beth! Food is one of life's greatest pleasures in my opinion. Sharing it with friends, family, and others builds community.
My favorite things to cook
I like things that are quick, easy, economical, full of flavor, and 'company worthy'. We have some dishes that we traditionally serve for certain occasions so we try and adhere to keeping those things on the respective menus.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband loves my (and only my) potato salad. As soon as the weather warms up and we can grill outside, he wants a batch of potato salad whipped up. He'll eat it 3 times a day until it's gone! I also have to make our family recipe for gelatin salad every year for Thanksgiving. Also on that menu is my cranberry relish and my sausage/apple/onion stuffing. We enjoy deep fried turkey though brined and roasted turkey is darn good too! Fall also means lots of soups, chowder, and chili. Christmas is the perfect excuse to indulge our sweet tooths and share goodies with family and friends!
My cooking triumphs
Now that my daughter is grown and with a family she occasionally calls or texts me wanting 'that really good recipe for __________ that you always made, Mom!'. It makes me feel good that she has fond memories of growing up and a desire to incorporate our family traditions into her own home.
My cooking tragedies
A while back I had a hankering for chicken green enchiladas. Well, I followed the recipe but somehow they were just inedible! We threw the whole pan out and hubby went out and brought In-N-Out home. Now recently one of our male nurses brought in some chicken enchiladas to share and they were delicious. Just gotta pin him down on his recipe now!