I breed, raise, and train Arabian show horses on my North Texas farm. My main relaxation mode is cooking: I do 100% of it for my wife, two sons, my mother, and father in law. To get away, I disappear for a few hours Saturday and Sunday to ride my VTX cruiser.
My favorite things to cook
Smoking meats and BBQ, mainly. I stick to low fat due to heart disease, but the rest of my brood is pretty much meat and potatoes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At Christmas, I always make a few dozen homemade tamales totally from scratch.
My cooking triumphs
Seared scallops with corn pudding, thanks to Robert DelGrande.
My cooking tragedies
Double extra burnt chicken on the grill with a flareup while I'm watching cooking shows on PBS.