Live in Katy, Tx. Work for the Post Office, carrying mail (25 years). Married for... 27 years-hope I have that number right. One daughter and a granddaughter, Hailee, who is 4 years old.
My favorite things to cook
Anything on the grill. Gas grill, charcoal, smoker... I love to smoke briskets and turkeys. I really like to do a batch in the fall when I have several pounds of jalapeno peppers to slow smoke.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad was a great cook, but tended to be on the snobbish side about it. Probably got my love of cooking from him, but didn't learn much. My mom liked to bake. I don't care for baking so much. Just like to cook outside and enjoy life a bit.
My cooking triumphs
Seafood gumbo. Costs a lot and takes time.
My cooking tragedies
Cheeseburger casserole. I followed the recipe to the letter and it was inedible. Was an inexperienced cook back then. I would try again if I knew where the recipe was.