South La. Resident (Near N.O.)
Married for 26+ years
2 kids: son is 25; daughter is 19.
We are Christians.
My favorite things to cook
Soups, Stews, Casseroles and Desserts.
The fewer ingredients in a recipe the better.
I like simple throw together quick meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year (we have missed a few over the years) we bake a gingerbread house and decorate. One year for my daughter's birthday I baked and assembled several mini gingerbread houses. The girls invited got to decorate their own houses and got to take them home as their "party favors". They ALL loved it and had so much fun.
My cooking triumphs
Every meal I cook that everybody enjoys is a triumph for me.
My cooking tragedies
I baked a pan of brownies and it didn't slice very well...it all crumbled. I had my son pick up a cheesecake at a local bakery on his way home for our expected guest that evening (I had no time to make another dessert). when I explained to my guest about the brownies, one came up with the idea to put the brownie crumbles as a topping on the cheesecake...the best cheesecake everybody ate!