Born in CA, 15 yrs. in NOLA and a few in TN. Married for 26 yrs. to a wonderful Tom. My cooking absolutely runs the gamut. In 1991 I suffered cancer under the tongue. Major surgeries. No tongue now, but I still love to eat and cook.
My favorite things to cook
Stir frys, chicken enchiladas, chocolate bavarian cream, flammenkuchen, homemade breads.
My cooking triumphs
While at my MIL's house in July, Tom's cousin was having a huge birthday celebration party. I asked the cousin, David, what he would like. "A Black Forest Cherry Cake." So, without any cookbook, I made one of my most spectacular versions of it ever. In July. A winner.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 12, I made my first Danish Pastry. I filled up the sink with warm water to let the pan set over it to aid in the rising. Well, upon removing, the beautifully ringed and sliced apple-filled pastry slipped into the sink. It WAS saved though! That was about 40 yrs. ago. But, just last night, I was trying to add some freshly ground black pepper into the braised cabbage/onion/potato/caraway/bacon/ apple dish; the WHOLE bottle of peppercorns fell into the skillet.