Not much to tell here! I'm an average woman with an average life, but that sure doesn't keep me from being glad I'm alive each day, and sucking air! I grew up as a military brat, and finally settled in Kentucky right spang in the middle of bluegrass and horses, red barns and white picket fences. Beautiful state! I was a vegetarian for several years because I feel that's the wisest choice on our shrinking planet, but ended up going back to meat-eating when I married. The path of least resistance - Hubby is most definitely meat-and-potatoes dude.
My favorite things to cook
Shucks - ALL of it! I'm not nuts about desserts or baking, but truly enjoy experimenting with all other categories. I really enjoy finding recipes for new and unusual vegetables, as that's my favorite part of eating.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every holiday that our family gets together, I'm instructed that I MUST make spaghetti and meatballs. We all eat ourselves silly with red sauce and mountains of pasta, all mopped up with platters of good bread. I get nominated as chief cook and bottle-washer for most family get-togethers, which of course secretly delights me!
My cooking triumphs
French silk pie, and black-bottom pie that I made for a special occasion. Since I rarely bake, these were momentous events!
My cooking tragedies
Well, there's too many to name! Hah! The time I attempted to puree hot soup in the blender, and (you see this coming, don't you?) the heat caused expansion and blew the lid off the blender in an explosion, spraying the entire kitchen with lovely cream of tomato soup! The time I tried to make cheese grits, as I was a newly Southern gal, and couldn't even get the neighbor's dog to eat them - ick! Too bad that I eyeballed the recipe on the box and decided that 2 cups of grits would NEVER be enough, so I had TRIPLED the recipe...!! We had about a 33-gallon washtub full of cheese grits that I couldn't PAY anyone to eat! Hah!