I am a 37 year old mother of 2 teenagers living in a midwestern town in Indiana. I grew up on anything that you could throw into a "fryin" pan - fried chicken, fried potatoes, basically anything cooked in Crisco.
I am married to a meat and potato kind of guy, but I try to cook a little more healthy than my family from down south. I, personally have dramatically reduced breads, pastas and the 44 oz. daily softdrink from our local gas station. I have introduced my husband to many new food avenues during our 5 year marriage. He had never tried sour cream until he met me...? He says that my cooking is the best. I am not going to argue!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make salads of any kind, or just throw cucumber, tomato, onions, feta cheese in with some balsamic vinegarette dressing.
I love beans of any kind. I would prefer to eat them as a main course rather than meat. They are very good for you!
My potato soup is hands down - wonderful. I WILL post.
My favorite family cooking traditions
baked beans (mom) cornbread stuffing (mom) - this is the best stuffing I have ever eaten. Cornbread and bisquits are the bread. It is kind of crumbly with chicken broth, onions & sage. I will get the recipe from my Mother and post it. I cannot go without it on Thanksgiving. My Mama's dumplings that have been passed down to my aunt Thelm. I have not tried to cook them...yet
My cooking triumphs
Million Dollar Cake from a cookbook that my husband's Grandmother Agnes gave me (from the 70's)
Anything that I can make with meat cooked in a crockpot! It's so easy and turns out tender and juicy without all of the oil and grease added
My cooking tragedies
Shepherd's Pie (I have tried this twice...icky)
I cannot fry anything at all. Go figure...