I'm a social person and I love having BBQ's with friends! I love when everybody gets involved with the cooking. I'm close to my family and I have best girlfriends that I've had for over 40 years! I live with my soul mate and he is the best man I've ever known. I just love to cook for him and he loves to eat! We're a match made in heaven! lol
My favorite things to cook
Given a recipe I can cook just about anything. I especially love to master the grill. There is a definite science and skill to grilling and I am still learning. I'd like to get better at Asian cooking and baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since I was a child I've watched my mother and my father enjoy growing gardens and cooking. That is where I believe I found a passion for cooking. My Dad makes an art of grilling with his Weber BBQ and he gets so intensely into it it makes you feel like you want to learn too! My mom seemed like she could make mud taste good. Traditions are for the holidays. Everybody brings their most impressive foods.
My cooking triumphs
Any time the hubby or guests take one bite and say "yummmmmmmmm"
My cooking tragedies
One year when I was a clueless cook just learning I decided to take on the daunting task of making Thanksgiving dinner for some friends. I remembered while growing up watching my mom prepare the turkey (i.e. washing it,drying it,seasoning it etc.) so I did my best to do the same. Well I was confused and upset because the turkey farm didn't give me the bag of gizzards/liver/heart and neck pieces that I needed to make the giblet gravy! I proceeded to cook the turkey to a brown perfection and as I was carving it with the guests around the table watching I discovered that the bag of giblets was stuffed into the neck cavity with the skin flap covering it! UHHHHG it was so embarrassing! My face turned as red as the cranberry sauce! They got quite a laugh over that one.