I am a self taught cook. During high school I took a summer course at the local Vocational Technical school for baking. I always wanted to bake afterwards but never followed my dream. I did start baking and decorating cake for our family. I also worked at a fast food restaurant called Gino’s. I attended some college but started working full time at Gino’s and was unable to finish. I worked my way up from a cook to an assistant manager prior to the company being bought out.
I then tried my luck as an assembly line welder in a local auto/truck chassis industry. I transfered into machine maintenance and eventually into management. I worked their and illness prevented me from working. I did work my self up to a maintenance supervisor and Environmental Coordinator.
Now I helped my roommate learn how to cook and I want to blog about our cooking, the recipes we grew up with and ones we have seen and want to copy and share.
I also want to pay tribute to my Mother, whom I will forever remember in my prayers, for she was a GREAT COOK. She raised five of us with an age range covering 14 years. This is quite a challenge. No matter how sick Mom was there was always food on the table, wash was done and the house was clean. She was a Great Mom. It is sad that her recipes went with her to heaven. As a tribute, I would like to include some of her recipes here. I know they are not exact duplicates, for she has taken them with her but I have tried to recreate her best ones here, along with making some healthier. Mom used lots of butter but I have cut some out, I hope the same taste still comes through.
I hope you enjoy my site and find it useful.
Thanks very much!