You know the saying "never trust a skinny cook!" Well, I'm living proof. My food tastes great. I come from a long line of non-skinny cooks. It's a culinary tradition.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake breads, and I like to make desserts. I try to make as much from scratch as I can. I try to use only organics, if possible, and use as much of the home-canned or frozen as I can.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to make all the family recipies that my 90 year old gramma doesn't have the temperament for anymore. Like her Chicken and Pork Dumplings, Mrs. Riggs' Dinner Rolls, and her Raisin & Nut cookies.
My cooking triumphs
I finally mastered my mum's Chocolate Ecstasy cake. I have submitted the recipe. It is THE chocolate cake to eat. I could never make that one, either. Then I moved 300 miles away, and voila! It works, now, every time.
My cooking tragedies
I can't make jello. I honestly can't make jello. In over 20 years, it has never come out right yet.