I'm a closet chef. My coworkers and running partners swear I survive on cereal and moldy bread. But deep down there's nothing like the smell of a three layer german chocolate cake baking in the oven. Or the first bites of a delicious new recipe. Just don't tell my friends...
My favorite things to cook
Pumpkin this and gingerbread that. I do enjoy a challenging recipe, something unusual that most chefs don't attempt.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up we weren't the richest family on the block so we were always inventing new ways of using Raman noodles. I think I've seen it all.
My cooking triumphs
Winning the 4-H bake off when I was 9 with an apple pie made by myself and completely from scratch. 16 years later and that's my biggest triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Hard to choose... When I accidentally used salt instead of sugar while making cookies and watching my mom taste the batter or when I got my hair twisted up in the beaters while mixing something or other. Ouch! Both are funny now!