I was born to a mother who was a mad crazy cook. With my mother, everything had to be from scratch, no ifs, ands or buts about it.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything for my family and friends. I used to cook professionally, and manage full-service restaurants, but now I cook strictly for the pleasure of pleasing my friends and family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas morning traditions, and baking up loads of cookies for neighbors. We have a tradition of putting on a great barbecue dinner in the summer featuring my apple and cherry smoked ribs and brisket, with all the trimmings.
My cooking triumphs
My biggest cooking truiumph would be feeding 65 people in my home and hearing nothing but great compliments on my food, and how tasty it was.
My cooking tragedies
Biggest tragedy would be cooking anything that I have had to re-constitute. One time, all the food we had in our house was some canned dehydrated pork chops.....eeeeewwwww!!!