I live on a houseboat in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee with my dog..Bud. My boat has a small galley, but I still manage to turn out some killer meals. I have a grill on the front deck of my boat and there are times where it has not been cold for a WEEK !!! I even fry bacon in an iron skillet right on my grill...why heat up the boat ? Plus it drives all the folks who are fishing nearby crazy !!! It is a wonderful life.
My favorite things to cook
King Ranch Chicken
Crab and Shrimp Salad
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Sunday my father would put a big pot of pinto beans on the stove and let them cook all day.
My cooking triumphs
Preparing a full Thanksgiving and Christmas meal for 20 to 25 folks. After a few glasses of wine to calm me down I pulled it off without a hitch and got rave reviews. It was a rewarding experience. Organization is the key.
My cooking tragedies
I prepared lemon bars for all the neighbors in the cul-de-sac and passed them out in nice containers. One of the neighbors asked as nicely as she could.." Robert...did you use any baking powder in this recipe?" I replied .."why yes"....and she asked ..."did you check the date?"
When I looked at the date I was horrified to see that it was 6 years old !!! I have since learned the importance of FRESH baking powder !!! They were like dog chewies.....a word to the wise...ALWAYS sample your product before passing it around !!! YIPES !!