I have a love for cooking that I got from the great cooks in my life, my Mother Marilyn, my step-mother Joanie and Grannie Jones. Boy can these women cook! My Dad Jerry was always the grill master at our house.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook pretty much everything. Sometimes my family says they never see me on my days off cuz I am in the kitchen just cookin away! They do however appreciate all of my efforts and praise every meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gotta have prime rib for Christmas Dinner!
My cooking triumphs
Learning to master the chefs knife. It looks so easy when you watch people do it. Also I thought that it was pretty cool the first time I cut up a whole body chicken. Even in doing so, I had Granny on the phone for step by step help! Yes, holding the phone with my shoulder and a slippery chicken in one hand and a good sharp knife in the other. I can just imagine how that looked.
My cooking tragedies
I used to say I couldn't make pate a choux worth a darn, that is until I came across Alton Browns recipe and technique. No problem now, thanks A.B.!