I am a Journeymen Glassbender, by trade: I make neon signs (hence my screen name). I am currently going to college to get an Associates Degree in Web Design & CAD. I am a former volunteer fire fighter and hunter. Happily unmarried woman of 46 w/ no children; I prefer the northern mountains to the "Beach Life" and hope to move back to those environs one day soon.
My favorite things to cook
I actually like cooking American style food, but there's no box to check for that, so I checked those that apply to me sometimes. I like to try new ways to cook, but not so much new or weird ingredients. I will try new foods within reason.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The women shop, prep, cook & serve our family dinners. The men clear the table, serve dessert & coffee and do all the dishes afterwards. This "recipe" works great for our family harmony! Oh, yeah- The men usually carve the meat: They like to do some "taste testing" too!
My cooking triumphs
Prepped & cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner successfully at the age of 11 without adults present. (ALL of it, including homemade gravy.)
My cooking tragedies
Forgot to turn on the oven for a dinner party that was arriving as I discovered that small mistake- Oops!!. We were so hungry, we ordered delivered Italian food & sides instead of waiting. :)~ I was really embarrassed, but my friends had a great time busting my a%# for it. Once my brusied ego healed, it was all good. We still laugh about Nancy's "Italian cooking" 15 years later!