From New Orleans, Married 28+ years, currently live on Dabloon Bayou. Love my husband, animals and family. Passions - cooking, fishing, riding my Harley, boating, gardening, fishing (oh, said that already)...
My favorite things to cook
New Orleans Creole & Cajun dishes including anything with Crawfish, Shrimp, Crab, Fish, Rabbit & Alligator; Gumbos, Italian; home grown vegetables; down home southern comfort foods like soups, stews, and casseroles; home canning and preserving
My favorite family cooking traditions
New Years Day Party - Of course, Cabbage for Money, Black Eyed Peas for Health, and Pork for Luck. These are the staples along with tons of other pork, beef & seafood appetizers and dishes for a day of watching Bowl Games and eating.
Easter always brings the traditional Ham with all of the family favorites like candied yams, creamy peas, mac & cheese, eggplant casserole, cheesy corn & rice, homemade breads and deserts.
Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are always special in our family and our traditional meals are usually the same thing - Turkey, Roast or Ham, Mac & Cheese, Rice & Turkey Gravy, Corn Bread Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Crawfish Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry sauce, homemade breads & deserts, not to mention all of the appetizers.
My cooking triumphs
Chili cook-off winner, catering large Christmas parties for area businesses, and my family and friends appreciation of my cooking.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list, but I always try to learn from my mistakes! My worst is forgetting about the bread in the oven and letting it burn!