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I have been tagged for a meme!! I am so excited about it..... I feel honored!! I wasn't really sure what meme stood for... I thought it mighe be some sort of computer language that people used.. like DH (for husband) DD (for daughter) LOL (laughing out loud) IMHO ( in my humble opinion) and so on.... BUT I looked it up and here was the definition I found : An idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve. Pretty neat... and now that I look back at it .. that is exactly what it is.... For those who don't blog that read this, the meme is passed from one blogger to another. It is a list of questions that you answer and if you feel inclined you can add one yourself.... I have read on many blogs the meme that is floating around and thought it was cool, but I had no idea I would be asked to participate! I really do feel honored!!
Robyn from the The Food Chronicles tagged me for this....
Here is my meme...
What is your first memory of baking/cooking on your own?
I remember as a child I was always concocting some crazy recipe. I don’t remember a specific recipe that I tried.... I just always remember trying to come up with some crazy idea that would be the next big thing... but I was that way with everything, not just cooking. I really started cooking in collage... My friend Stephenie would come to Florence from Birmingham and we would cook these “elaborate” dinners. Festival of Berries, Stephie!
Who had the most influence on your cooking?
Of course my mother is an insane southern cook. She makes homemade buttermilk biscuits that will leave you begging for more. Her cornbread is PHENOMINAL... Everything she cooks is so very good. I have very deep roots in southern cooking... and I am pretty good at savory dishes.... it is the desserts that kill me. I am currently being influenced by Nigella Lawson... I love the way she cooks and her attitude towards food. She is so easy and natural in the kitchen.
Do you have an old photo as "evidence" of an early exposure to the culinary world and would you like to share it?
Here is a photo of me dangerously close to cupcakes....
And of course.... with cake.
What would be your most valued or used kitchen gadgets and/or what was the biggest letdown?
What are the three eatables or dishes you simply don't want to live without?
Favorite ice cream: Rum raisin
You will never eat: Hot Dogs... gag.
Signature dish: Homemade Chicken and Dumplins
On average, how many times a week would you cook something to satisfy your sweet tooth?
What do you usually eat for breakfast?
What are your stand-by dinner options when you don't have the time or the inclination to follow or create a new recipe?
What would you like to cook someday that you haven't tried before?
Sweet or savory. We all lean to one or the other, where do you lean?