I am a 28 yr old woman that LOVES to cook! I am a master at taking what you have at the house & turning it into something you can't get enough of. I have a wonderful 37 year old boyfriend who has 3 beautiful daughters (15, 12 and 9 years old). I started cooking when I was very young. My grandmother (Dad's side) used to make me stand in the kitchen and watch her cook every night! At that age, I didn't really enjoy it, but learned a lot from it.
I moved out on my own around 16, & then was really thrown into the real world. No money & little to eat! I learned to make dishes out of what was on sale, and then tweak recipes for my own tastes.
I loveeee to watch any cooking show and like to read recipe books. I have not been to culinary school, but if given the chance (if I didn't have to pay my regular bills), I would attend in a hear-beat!!!!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking many things. I enjoy creating salads and grilling on the pit. I also love frying things, but yet dry-frying is my favorite. Baking is not really my thing, because I am so hands on, but would love to do more.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Eat what the cook makes! My grandmother (on my Dad's side) taught me that if the cook takes the time to make you something from sweat and love, then appreciate it, eat it and then criticize it if needed (ha!). My family cooking tradition given to me from my other grandmother (Nancy-on my mom's side) is not to curse when you touch the hot pan and to throw it away if you taste it and you don't like it. (She could bake, but like my mother would burn a pot boiling water!!!!!)
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs really include being able to please a variety crowd!
My cooking tragedies
I just cannot get sauces!!! Some are simple, but still working on that. So, I am here to learn more about baking and sauces. (Enjoy my recipes too!)