I'm just a good ole boy who likes to cook. I'm currently enjoying learning about new spices to use that I haven't been previously familiar with. Cooking is an adventure for me and I love spending my spare time learning more. I'm quite the perfectionist and won't give up on a recipe until I've tweaked it to where I want it.
My favorite things to cook
Hmm, I love it all but my favorites are mexican and italian. My absolute love is smoking meat. Brisket,ribs, pulled pork etc. I love to fire up the smoker, spend the day with friends and end up with finger lickin' food at the end of the day. Cooking brings me together with those around me. I absolutely love it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite cooking tradition is the prime rib we have every year at Christmas. It's always done perfectly and everyone enjoys to their hearts content!
My cooking triumphs
Learning recently about cumin and ginger. I've luckily acquired knowledge that I can use to whip up quick mexican themed or asian themed dishes quickly and easily. Other triumphs include learning to smoke ribs, brisket,pulled pork and many other things on the smoker.
My cooking tragedies
Grrrrrrrr, do we have to discuss this?? Anything I cook that doesn't turn out how I want! Burning one side of a grilled cheese sandwich(last night), over or undercooking a steak, forgetting to add an ingredient to a recipe and not realizing it until the food is on the table. The little things that keep me humble in the kitchen and remind me I still have a long ways to go before I am the cook that I aspire to be!