I'm a single male, a little long in the tooth at 46, and definitely not afraid of the kitchen. I have a flair for what I call "Southern Baptist Dishes"; Those are the ones that almost always call for a can of Campbell's Soup. I was born and raised in a wonderful South Alabama home.
My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment with Mexican Cuisine, Italian Food, and of course good ole South Alabama culinary heritage. (I was raised on fresh field peas, fresh fried okra, my mother's wonderful Fried Chicken, and beef that my dad would have slaughtered out of the pasture)My Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys on Saturday mornings will CURL YOUR TOES!!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom's country fried steak and mashed potatoes, Easter Sunday dinner after church in the family dining room, my mom's famous fried chicken, often imitated and NEVER duplicated. Pear Salad, made with halfed pears, a dollop of mayonnaise and shredded cheddar cheese. (trust me, better than it sounds)
My cooking triumphs
No one can top my homemade Spaghetti sauce simmered all day long and made with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, italian sausage and Parmeggiano Reggiano cheese, grated on a grater and fresh. Don't forget the homemade garlic bread!!!!
My cooking tragedies
I once made country fried steak and picked up the powdered sugar, thinking I was using the flour. What a mess!