The more simplified my life is, the happier I am. "Have less, live more" is what I constantly strive for in this crazy materialistic world.
My favorite things to cook
I'll start with my favorite season to cook... fresh garden season. I love a beautiful balance of color on my plate and I prefer grilling my meats. My favorite things to cook, then, are grilled meats with heapings of fresh garden delights.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving brings everyone around the table. I enjoy cooking Thanksgiving dinner and I keep it basic and traditional, no conglomeration of casseroles and difficult food. I prepare a basic non stuffed turkey, fresh vegetables of green beans, corn, mashed potatoes. Dressing, gravy, fresh cranberry sauce and bread add to the basics of this meal. Dessert is just as simple, pumpkin and apple pie. To me, these foods just go together well. It's Easy, basic and the everyone enjoys it leaving the table satisfied rather than sick from too many mixtures of flavors.
My cooking triumphs
A created a healthy cookie from scratch on a whim. A little this and a little of that. They were a success and my fellow co-workers raved over them. Unfortunately, I didn't right anything down and I have no idea how I made this yummy healthy cookies. Hmmm, was that a triumph or not. Dang, what was in that recipe!
My cooking tragedies
I can't make a grilled cheese sandwich to save my life! I burn it every time!