I have a wonderful husband; who is a proud member of the United States Air Force, and two wonderful daughters. I love to cook and experiment with foods in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I love making big meals, "traditional southern" style dishes. I also love trying to come up with ways to convert my favorite desserts into ones with less fat or sugar.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Atleast 2 or 3 nights out of the week we all end up in the kitchen with everyone pitching in. My oldest daughter likes beating the eggs or dropping biscuits onto the pan while my youngest helps fill up glasses with ice or stir batter/soup.
My cooking triumphs
I have 'perfected' my potato soup recipe. Don't ask me how, but my oldest daughter says that I 'channeled' Rachael Ray from the food network and really 'felt' the ingredients instead of measuring.. In any event its the best ever now.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a teenager, my mom worked. I would come up with a meal and cook it so she'd have dinner when she came home some days. I would go all out and pull out the 'fancy' china and everything. One meal I was going for a french sort of chicken, even though then I wasn't entirely sure what that meant.. So I put my chicken breasts and cinnamon sticks in a casserole dish and beat an egg and poured over it... When I took it out of the oven as she arrived home, eager to show my triumphant meal.. We were greeted with what looked liked congealed scrambled eggs on the bottom of the pan. We always called it the French toast chicken. I'm sure there is also a story my mother could tell about the time I tried to bake a cake around age 8 or 9 using meat tenderizer, jelly, flour and other ingredients that simply don't mix... And I tried to bake it in the microwave.. in a metal pan.. Poor dogs wouldn't even eat it.