I am a retired cross country truck driver who run team with my husband of 36 years. I have a passion for anything "kitchen" and dearly love to cook. Our friends wrangle an invitation to come and eat and when the food is gone leave. And I am constantly being asked to prepare one thing or another for any type of gathering, so I guess I am a good cook. Or at least that is what I am told. I spend hours in the kitchen just for the joy of it and working on new recipes that are tasty and easy to prepare. Five ingrediants or less is my favorite motto. I juat don't believe in fast food or going out to eat as I can most of the time do better in my kitchen.
So, like we tell everyone, come on over and sit down, it's time to eat.
My favorite things to cook
It is hard to say the one thing I like to cook. As I like to cook, bake, grill,& open fire; just any way to put a good healthy, tasty meal on the table. But to cook, I guess it would be a one pan casserole.
To Bake any type of fruit cobbler.
To grill, fish or steaks
Open fire, Pinto beans and biscuts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As I was born and raised in Texas, by a native Texas Dad and a Louisiania mom, our traditions are country style with a kick. (Hot Sauce) In the summer, getting outside under the pecan tree and BBQing with all the family gathered round the old picnic table in my backyard. Fall and Winter, all gathered at the table giving thanks for ham and grits; trukey & cornbread dressing. Each family member has a favorite dish so there is always a great selectin of wonderful dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I have won several local cooking contests and 2 bake offs. But my hubby is more proud of this than I am. Fact is he had to goad me into getting involved as I was just to embaressed in front of all the strangers.
My cooking tragedies
Too much garlic in a casserole I made once. My husband said there was not a werewolf within a 100 mile radius!!