I am retired and enjoying it. I am happily married to a wonderful man. Together we have 5 kids. Those kids have given us a total of 17 grandchildren and my oldest grandchild has blessed us with a great-grandchild. I love to play with my grandchildren and with my two adorable toy short hair chihauhua's, Izzy and Daisy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything in the slow cooker. My favorites are Stew, Pork Roast and Beef Pot Roast. I also love to throw in chicken breasts or pork chops occassionaly and see what I can throw in with them. I love cooking creatively as well as sticking to familiar recipes. Baking cookies and cakes is my favorite bake time. Throw in a cobbler or two from time to time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our favorite traditions are Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Dinner and New years Dinner. I think I love New years the best. I fix ribs, turnip greens, hoppin john, yellow squash and a big pot of pinto beans with cornbread on the side. mmmm,mmmm!
My cooking triumphs
I totally prepare my Thanksgiving dinner and christmas dinner and the desserts without recipes. I taught myself when I was very young, how to cook a turkey and get it to be juicy and tender. I make killer sweet potatoe casserole, awesome green bean casserole and yummy fruit salad. But my overall best is my Deviled Eggs. They are the 1st thing my family ask for on holidays but people at work and friends at parties ask for them. They are GREAT! Lol...!
My cooking tragedies
I don't do well with warming and glazing hams. I have a tendency to dry them out.