I was born in Louisville, Ky.,lived in New Orleans, San Antonio and Terre Haute, Ind..Came to Phoenix,Az.,June,1972 love it here,even the 115 -120 summer temps. I met my 2nd.husband here and we married Sept.1975. I have 3 children, living in Tampa Florida. My husband and I are both Security Officers. I love to cook and also love being with my 2 Saint Bernards. I have 2 littermates 1 female 1 male. They are AKC Registered. Yes,they are big,clumsy and slobbery, I wouldn't have it any other way. They are great dogs. Since 1996 I have owned 5 Saints, unfortunately, their lifespan is not as long as small dogs, but you savour every moment you have with them. All you have to do is see the Beethoven Movies and you know why people love them. They stay inside in the summer time ,they also have their own wading pools to play in, in the hot weather when they go outside. They are very happy FurKids.
My favorite things to cook
I basically don't have a favorite thing to cook, since finding this website and the Food Network. I am constantly trying new things. My husband never knows what is for dinner till he sets down to eat. The good aromas in the house might give him give him a clue as to "what's for dinner".
My favorite family cooking traditions
Italian Cooking, Although my Mom was Irish, she was taught by Italians to cook. She made an excellent "to die for" Italian Spaghetti and Meat Balls. Being from the South Mom made a fabulous Egg Nog with plenty of "Nog".
My cooking triumphs
I had never cooked Duck, loved it, ate it at restaurants many times, scared to try it. A friend of mine gave me a wonderful recipe for Orange Duck. I made it exactly like she said. Couldn't believe how fabulous it was.
My cooking tragedies
I tried making Divinity at the age of 12 or 13. Decided to double recipe, doubled all the wet ingredients, forgot to double the dry ingredients. Needless to say I had a mess. Never tried it again. Stuck with my favorite. CHOCOLATE.