i look forward to holidays and breaks so i can spend them baking... and spend time with my family (3 kids; 1 husband) :D. i enjoy trying new, and sometimes challenging, dessert recipes. i can bake up to 4 different desserts a day, and hope that my husband takes care of the meals. and if you haven't figured it out yet, i kind of like to joke around.
My favorite things to cook
desserts, desserts, desserts... and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
i grew up where my mom baked daily. she passed away when i was eight, and way before i was of age to know that "when i grow up, i want to be just like her." so i strive to be like her, baking for everyone.
My cooking triumphs
i made pastit (papaya turnover)!, just yesterday as a matter of fact. this was something my mom made very often, and i've been wanting to make it. pastit is a crust filled with candied papayas. i knew it was labor intensive, but when i was done... alleluia!; i felt ~accomplished. making pastit was something i set out to do during christmas break, and i still have a week left!
My cooking tragedies
when i was still attending college, and my husband still working, his co-workers often asked me to bake them some goodies. one day, one of his co-workers requested for three desserts. i only had two hours to prepare them! the first one was good, the second as well. the third... i had plans for a four layer peanut butter cake. the cake was too crumbly, and broke multiple times (it was definitely fixable). but i was frustrated and punched the cake. dumped it in the garbage and felt so irritated. it was the worst ever. come to think of it, i think i'm going to attempt to make that cake now... because as i remember, the icing was incredibly delicious.