3 VERY picky eaters, and one husband who was brought up on meat and potatoes, meat and potatoes, meat and potatoes. Does not like creativity in the kitchen! I have to be very choosy on what I make...since I am the COMPLETE opposite of all of them!
My favorite things to cook
Everything. I'm not big on typical food from up north...I'm from Texas. I like to cook authentic of everything though. Authentic Italian. Authentic Mexican. Unique stuff! Authentic Louisiana/Cajun. etc. Makes me happy and I have loads of fun!!! Yes..I WILL cook a squirrel!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I host HUGE Christmas dinners...several courses, themes, drinks, even decorations have to go with the theme. They have all been a huge hit. (I like to get at least ONE side or even the main course from a restaurant just to fool people.) ;-)
My cooking triumphs
I have combined several tortilla soup recipes into one...trial and error...and have apparently come up with one that will knock your socks off. I don't like sharing the recipe...because everyone likes to change things. My biggest critics fall in love with it. It is begged for and given at parties and other places. I'm proud of that...since I don't think I'm that good of a cook. It's the only thing I've done on my own without a recipe...that I can call my own.
My cooking tragedies
One of those huge Christmas dinners...brought out one of the dishes, and dropped it on the floor!!!! Food went EVERYWHERE! Quick thinking, figured out plan B...and it wasn't for people to eat what I dropped everywhere! One other time, was supposed to serve Sangria...in a punch bowl (elegant one). Forgot to get the punch bowl! Ran across the street to a woman who I KNEW would have an elegant one, and ran back across the street as people started arriving!