Iowa farm boy, former USAF pilot (Korean action), former Professor (Biology, Med. Tech.) Married, no kids. Love the computer. Love cats.
My favorite things to cook
Soups, ham casseroles, pastas, really good burger recipes. Shrimp.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a farm wife, a natural cook. She made wonderful fried chicken, and really great pies. She would take round steak, fry it in butter in a sizzling iron skillet, and serve it with its liquid over buttered toast. I haven't mastered that technique yet.
My cooking triumphs
A great hamburger soup.
My cooking tragedies
Allowing good steaks to overcook and turn to leather under a broiler.