I love the many foods of Texas and Louisiana. My natural love is smoking briskets. Second is Tex-Mex, followed by Cajun/Creole cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Texas style BBQ Brisket, cheese enchiladas, and ribs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern. I lived up north for a few years and they did not know how to use garlic and onions. It's great to be back down South again.
My cooking triumphs
I have been experimenting with the wonders of Pressure Cooking. It saves a lot of time.
My cooking tragedies
Cooking always seems to go wrong when the phone rings. It messes up the internal clock in my head and breaks the rythm in the kitchen.