I prep and get everything organized before I start cooking. And I really smile when the place is a disaster like rice on the floor or flour smeared all over my clothes. That's when I'm having the most fun in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I love testing and tasting creme brulee recipes. I also love a good gumbo and hope to find the nerve to de-bone a chicken one day!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mama stood by the stove every night stirring something delicious with her wooden spoon.
My cooking triumphs
Chocolate angelfood cake for Clare.
Pies, brownies, pot de creme...
Red beans and rice, jambalaya, etouffee... ayeee!
My cooking tragedies
Mistaking a cup of salt for a cup of sugar...I'll never forget Martha's look of disgust when she sampled that brownie batter!