I am an internal medicine physician assistant & have loved to cook ever since I was a little girl. Family meals were always an important part of my family growing up, and new recipies were always being tried. Although during college I did not have much time to cook, I have picked it right back up now that I have graduated.
My favorite things to cook
I have always loved to bake, and to this day this continues to be my passion. I have entered various baked goods into local fairs and have won several ribbons and awards. I also love to have friends and family over for sit down dinners, and enjoy cooking fancy gourmet meals. However, baking will also be my favorite!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is Russian, and I can remember back on the days before Christmas and Easter cooking traditional Slovak & Russian foods. To this day these traditions remain alive, but now it is just me and my mother. Holding onto family heritage is so important, and there is no better than than through ethnic foods.
My cooking triumphs
Winning first place in many local fairs from various baked goods. It's nice to know that others enjoy your baking! (sometimes I think family tells you that it is great when it really is horrible)
My cooking tragedies
Well, the worst would have to be when I was a little girl and I was making christmas sugar cookie dough. I didn't realize at the time that using an electric beater in a teflon bowl was a bad idea. Not only did I ruin my mother's pot, but I also incorporated a large amount of teflon chips into the cookies!