My Mom started me cooking as a young boy...maybe she thought I would be a bachler?? who knows...glad she did.
My favorite things to cook
I am a pepper head. I love the heat. I do cook everything though. I go on binges...sometimes I bake and bake...from cookies to cheesecakes....
I do all of the home cooking and cleanup...
I do experiment well beyond the steriotype meat and potato "male" cooker. I love to use home-grown spices for flavor and decor.
Mexican food, Polish food, German, Italian, American....I try it all ..sometimes I get the thumbs down, but for the most part its up.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving with all of the bells and whistles. LOVE IT! and that is stuffing in the bird and out.
My cooking triumphs
cheesecakes...all flavors..created my own recipes from the flops of printed ones...sorta took all the good ideas and got rid of the bad....make a pretty mean cheescake now! My pie crusts are almost as good as my wifes and Mom's...that is saying something!
My cooking tragedies
If I have'nt ruined everything at least once I was'nt trying hard enough. I don't follow directions well, or perhaps I don't measure well...I can eat about anything..pitty the wife and kids though.