Midwestern girl who moved to the "Big D" on New Years Eve 2009. You can take the girl outta the Midwest but you can't take the Midwest outta the girl. GO BUCKS!
My favorite things to cook
My mamgu's (grandmother) meatloaf topped with bacon and homemade BBQ sauce, stuffed bell peppers, homemade spaghetti sauce, traditional holiday sidedishes, my mom's crab bites. I recently have enjoyed trying new crockpot recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad's side of the family (about 60 family members) gathers together at our family farm and we cook a feast in our tiny cabin's kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I cooked Christmas dinner for the 1st time ever this year. I baked a ham with a homemade apple butter glaze I found on here, and my boyrfriend smoked a turkey. I made greenbean casserole, corn casserole, sweet potato casserole, chilies and rice, and garlic mashed potatoes. I also appetized the family with a buffalo chicken dip, BBQ meatballs, our Uncle Mike's seafood dip, and crab bites. It was a total success!
My cooking tragedies
I am from the Midwest and my boyfriend is from the South. I picked up an issue of Southern Living and decided to surprise him with a Southern fried feast: fried catfish, fried okra, and some other items...long story short... Southern cooking is not my specialty and still needs a lot of work!