Amateur cook, lifetime learner and tinkerer of baked goods recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that resembles dessert; most things that require grilling, in particular red meat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Still trying to pin grandma down and wrangle all the recipes out of her! Lifetimes have been spent perfecting cookies in particular.
My cooking triumphs
Most baked goods are a direct hit. In particular, one triumphant Baked Alaska was well received...but the best was a pair of specialty cakes done for a graduation that were both beautiful and tasty!
My cooking tragedies
Ugh. A misguided steak pie. Tough meat...not very nice at all. But I think we learn from our mistakes (but go on to make new ones).