I am of German decent and married to a polish man. We have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. We live on a small farm in Texas. We basically like simple things. I enjoy cooking and make most of my meals from scratch. I enjoy crocheting and teaching religion.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are prairie bread, omelets, pancakes, biscuits, Mexican food and German food. We love to BBQ brisket & chickens and country style pork ribs. Lately because of health, we are cooking low fat, high fiber meals. It has been an experience. Allrecipes.com has help tremendously.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to make Chicken & Dumplings, Never could make dumplings like MOM but my family loves the ones I make. My husband's MOM would make chicken and gravy served over cornbread. Christmas cookies like chocolate chip, oatmeal, and peanut butter are baked every year and given to all my children and friends.
My cooking triumphs
My husband had a stroke and couldn't BBQ any more. So I learned how to cook a brisket as well as he did. Also learned how to chop the wood and make the fire.
We now have a smoker and I can handle putting little wood chips in ever so often. BBQ is so much better. I can cook most any thing I want in it, meats that is.
My cooking tragedies
I can't recall any in a long time.
My granddaughter and I just took a glass pan of brownies out of the oven and set it on top of the range over an electric burn we. When we we we ready to plate it we picked it up and it exploded. Guess what the burner had been left on and we were not aware of it. Lesson learned. Check burners before you set anything on it. This was my first experience with an electric range. I have used gas in the past. 50 years. Needless to say we had to start all over with the brownies. Lesson learned.