I am blessed to live in the beautiful countryside of Central Texas. I love creating stuff; whether it's growing something, cooking something, sewing something, decorating something; that's what I love to do! My great pleasure in life is seeing others enjoy something I've created, and especially when that "something" is something great to eat. :)
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook most anything, but I guess my current favorite is baking bread. Weekends, I love to cook multi-purpose dishes like pulled pork or a big batch of spaghetti with meat sauce. For special dinners, I pan fry talapia in a brown butter sauce (adapted a recipe from Chef John Besh); delish!Another favorite is anything sweet (pound cake, chocolate sheet cake & coconut cream pie come to mind...). I also plan to practice making the fried, almond flavored doughnuts my French grandmother made. Wow, I'm suddenly very hungry! :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is the BEST! I make so many dishes, it's out of control, but that's what I do and now everyone expects it so I guess it has reached tradition status.