I have been married for 23 years, I have 8 children of my own and 2 stepchildren that I raised from the ages of 4 and 6. I do all the cooking in our home, not because my wife can't cook, but because she doesn't enjoy it and I love to cook. I like to try out new recipes and have plenty of judges to try them out on.
My favorite things to cook
I like to just about anything but I like Cajun, Italian, Mexican and Southern Home Style. I like spicy food and spice up just about everything I cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year we have a huge crawfish boil in the spring cooking from 200 to 300 pounds of crawfish with all the trimmings. I have my own recipe and method for cooking crawfish and am always in charge of cooking for this get together.
My cooking triumphs
Taking 1st place in a chili cook off with 200 other cooks and placing in the last 3 bar-b-que cook offs.
My cooking tragedies
Cooking shrimp etouffee for 30 people at one of our campouts and the rice would not get done. No amount of extra cooking would make it right. So we ate etouffee on rice that wouldn't cook. I always did all the cooking on Saturday when we camped out, so everyone knew it was a fluke, but it was still embarrassing.