Iim active duty military, I started cooking when I was a little girl with my grandmother.
My favorite things to cook
homemaid pumpkin pie from scratch, fried green tomatoes,pies from scratch, ice cream (I'm lactose intolerant and the only soy kind they make is vanilla, i need variety)and the occasional new recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
my grandmother was from fall river and used to make a lot of portugese cooking, my grandfather was a navy cook and made a lot of stews and meatloafs,my mother cooks greek and german food the best, I like to experiment in other methods.
My cooking triumphs
I like to make pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie in the fall entirely from scratch. It usually gets devoured in a few hours. I make three loaves. I made these jello shots once that were margarita and used tequila instead of vodka they were a great hit at my friends party. My husband loves this recipe i made once for peanut butter soy ice cream, I used cruchy peanut butter instead of creamy and i added mini chocolate chips. The cruchy peanut butter adds texture and has less calories. Everyone loves my fried green tomatoes, I mix flour and corn meal so they get just the right texture and then i add seasoned salt. I used red tomatoes once cause green was out of season, they were even better tasting but didnt hold their form too well. I made these green peppers before that had pizza ingredients inside them and my mom is still begging me to make them for her again 15 years later.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making this birthday cake ice cream but peoples reviews said it was too sweet so i cut out most the sugar and i had to make it soy so i substitued the cream for tofu which usually works on other ice creams. My husband ate some of it. I thought it was awful and turned my stomache. I also misread a recipe once and put baking soda when it called for baking powder. That was inedible.