I don't love cooking, but my family has to eat, so I try and make it as fun as possible with finding new recipes every now and then. I have been cooking since I was in my early teens. Since then it seems like I live in the kitchen. I am from the south so all of my cooking before marriage was southern cooking; collard greens, mac & cheese, fried chicken, corn bread, etc. Shortly after marrying I began to grow tired of that type of cuisine, which is when I found allrecipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love dessert; apple pie, peach cobbler,brownies, cookies, etc.!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up I remember my grandmother doing the same as I, in the kitchen, A LOT! We have a big family so holidays were spent together and there we lots and lots of dishes! I learned a lot from not only my mom but grandma taught us so much. Her chicken and dumplings and homemade dressing is what I remember most. These two recipes are still used today within our family and will be passed down for many generations.
My cooking triumphs
For some reason I could not bake to save my life when I first began cooking! But because I love this type of food so much and was very determined I was able to catch on.
My cooking tragedies
While hosting a dinner I ran out of homemade mac & cheese, so I was forced to cook another side dish from the box. That was the worst because I was brought up cooking from scratch. Now I cook a little more than I need because I would rather have too much than not enough!