Mar. 28, 2012 9:35 am
Updated: Apr. 2, 2012 8:32 pm
So many titles for this ancient form of cooking a slab of delicious beef. Generally made from the beef chuck, it simmers for hours on end in a slow-cooker, crock pot, or a well calibrated temperature in a dutch-oven in your conventional-style oven (or
convection, if that floats your…
I have been cooking and baking since I can remember, being taught by various sources, like parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends and on-the-go professionals. I still love it!
My favorite things to cook
Home-cooked meals are the way to go, but still presentable in a way that doesn't make the food look like slop. I like cooking with meats, now especially grilling in smoker BBQ's. I love thick and creamy stews and soups, especially in the winter season. Delicious delectables are always on my mind, too!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditions? Probably Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love both of those holidays. They allow people to shine in their newly acquired cooking abilities. Family from all over gets to add a hand at the stove and ovens, and you'll be surprised at how much you can teach...and learn!
My cooking triumphs
I recently succeeded in making several perfect sheets of toffee. The consistency was perfect, not too hard, no burnt-flavor. Topping it off with just the right kind of chocolate was easy enough, but many loved it, and I have made it many times since.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, the same with Toffee - I did not cook it long enough the first time, I'm afraid. So much butter and sugar, and 30 dollars worth of chocolate wasted. I can admit it was a humbling experience...I say, keep it simple with the ingredient, especially while making something that is consumed so greedily by others :)