I like art and cooking is my favorite way to be creative. I enjoy tweaking recipes to make them even better. What better way to give to others then to cook for them. My mother is an excellent cook, most of my beginning skills came from her. I made sure she taught me all her family recipes. Now I also like to create my own.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake just about anything! I have a sweet tooth so baking is definitely my thing. I've baked 12 different kinds of cookies for Christmas and have given them away as gifts. People often accuse me of buying the cookies from a bakery but I actually think they taste better!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies, who doesn't like assorted homemade cookies for christmas? None of my friends and family! They beg for them more than once a year now. Also at Thanksgiving my family often wonders what creation I will bring this time for dessert!
My cooking triumphs
Catering family parties and having everything I've made gone by the end of the night. Family members often like to reminisce about my dishes at gatherings.
My cooking tragedies
Beer cookies - you should never ever put beer in cookies!