Born again, wife/mom/rottie owner. Two boys, 23 and 11. Boise State Univ employee & student.
My favorite things to cook
Wild harvest Idaho game, fish & wild fruit preserves;huckleberries & blackberries. Like to bake bread, seldom have time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Smoked turkey, steak-on-a-stick, no-flour peanutbutter cookies. Gramma Jean's fruit salad. Mayo-basted baked salmon, soy/garlic almonds, Shane's amazing naked barbecued chicken thighs, pineapple-baked beans, Angel biscuits. sourdough pancakes. Clam stuffed mushrooms, green cornbread & elk chili. Guacamole & slow cooker roasted chicken.
My cooking triumphs
Hot smoker pork ribs and turkey. Anything that makes people change their minds about a food prejudice: discover a new deliciousness.
My cooking tragedies
Bread that won't rise. burned peas, over-brined pork loin. ricekrispy treats that never set up (ate them anyway, messy but wicked-good) making chocolate truffles with a five-year old helper (messy but wicked-good.)