I live in Central Texas with my husband, a master electrician and project manager and our two boys, ages 10 and 15. I collect cookbooks and I love to just curl up on the couch with a new cookbook and flip through the pages! (Crazy, I know!)
I enjoy spending time at my parent's ranch about an hour away. I even went deer hunting a couple of Winter's ago...and got my first doe! Can you believe? I'm not so sure I will be doing that again though. Ugh!
Mainly because the rule is, if you kill it, you gotta clean it. Ick! But I do love venison and it is very healthy!
My favorite things to cook
We are a busy household with motocross, football practice, homework, etc etc, so I love trying new things in the slow cooker. My FAVORITE slow cooker thing is Erica's Pot Roast. (see my review and pic) It truly is a family favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every October since I was young, we have a family reunion and everyone brings their favorite dish. Over the years, I have gathered many, many favorite family recipes...enough to fill a large cookbook.
My mom and dad are both great cooks and I have learned tips and secrets. ;o)
My mom had my brother and I helping with dinner since we were old enough to reach the stove.
My cooking triumphs
I think one of my greatest triumphs was making Divinity! Wow! I definitely did not know what I was getting into, but it turned out great.
My cooking tragedies
I have burned many things until I learned that you don't have to have the burner on HIGH for everything. Medium-low works just fine, thank you Emeril!! (he even pulled the knob off one show and put it in front of the camera and pointed... MEDIUM!!)