My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was raised on southern cooking. Don't do a lot of it myself, but still love my mom's cooking: chicken and dumplings, fried apricot pies, homemade egg noodles!
My cooking triumphs
Anything sweet, including zebra brownies, pie and trifles.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a teenager I was making oatmeal raisin cookies, and they called for Crisco. So, I got into our cabinet and pulled out a can of Crisco and put the measured amount in my cookies. I didn't know until after the cookies were baked that I had actually used old bacon grease in the cookies (my mom kept it in an old Crisco container).
When I was 19 or 20 I made a stir fry. The recipe called for 2 garlic cloves. Back then I thought a clove was a bulb, so I put in two BULBS of garlic. When my friend bit into my stir fry, he asked, "What happened????"