I am a volunteer cook for a men's shelter. Budgets become tight. So sometimes it takes some creative thinking to whip up a dish that are taste worthy when supplies may be limited.
My favorite things to cook
I love experimenting with different sauces. Chicken recipies, sheperd's pie, also peach cobbler.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was raised in the south. Well, Arkansas to be exact. I still kind of carry the traditions of southern cooking.
My cooking triumphs
A chicken salad sandwich spread. Spices were tight. I had to come up with something flavorful. I found a recipe using pineapple with the chicken salad. So utilizing that recipe and adding strawberries to. In addition an apple sauce mayo sauce with some ginger, sugar and a little salt.
Due to second, third, and some fourth helpings- I had no left overs. It was a hit.
My cooking tragedies
A ground beef concoction. Ground beef and little else. Some one asked me what is it. My reply was if it is a hit I will give it a name. However, with 3/4 of it being trashed, I didn't bother giving it a name.