My favorite things to cook
Anything new and different. I love to experiment with things I have never tried before. I love chopping and mixing all sorts of foods together.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always remember my grandmother in her apron preparing this huge spread for the holidays for the whole family. It brings back wonderful memories of childhood. She made the best cornbread ever!
My cooking triumphs
I make great pot pie!
My cooking tragedies
One year for Thanksgiving, I was assigned to bring the dessert for Thanksgiving dinner at my mother's house. I opted for a pecan pie. I followed the directions exactly, but the pie was taking forever to cook. The Karo syrup just wouldn't gel. Finally, we were running late waiting on the pie and we just took it out of the oven and put it back in at my mother's. When it was time for dessert, we tried to cut into it (it still wasn't right) and that was when we realized the problem. I had forgotten to take the wax paper out of the pie shell! I still haven't lived that one down.