Worked at restaurants in my youth, a lot of influences from my mother and grandmother. Made dinner regularly for my family as a kid.
My favorite things to cook
Pies, BBQ, Breakfast, Hours devours, Soups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Navy Beans & Cornbread W/ Corn Relish and Raw Onions. Biscuits & Gravy. Chicken & Dumplings. Boneless Wings, Clam Chowder & Steak Fries.
My cooking triumphs
Perfectly medium rare Prime Rib. Cheese Cake. Nicely smoked meats. Biscuits, tall, flaky and tasty.
My cooking tragedies
Any and everything I have burnt! the cheesecakes that fell, the bread that didn't rise. The Prime Rib that was perfect when I took it out but well done by the time we ate.