I'm a 31 year old (in 2011) female married cook/baker, and I'm a foodie to the core. I love cooking/baking blogs and websites, and am easily inspired to create my own tasty and beautiful creations that I see here, and on other sites! I have a dream to create a cookbook for those who truly can't cook. Explain everything painfully well, really hold their hands through every step, and every assumption that recipes make that we already know basic things about cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook or bake nearly anything. What I obsess about is doing it *right*. I read recipe reviews like crazy, and go out of my way to make sure I'm making the food in the most proper way possible. I love to make cookies. I'm getting into cakes, now, and cupcakes, especially. I make some KILLER tamales, but not often, as it's a chore. I need to get that recipe onto this site, actually, hmm.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family always makes Holiday Cranberry Salad (now on this site) every year for Christmas. It's a classic!
My cooking triumphs
I've made some completely spectacular tamales, roast chickens, beef stews, hard candies, and toffees & Caramels.
My cooking tragedies
Usually involve making something for the first time ever: For guests. NEVER DO THAT, FOLKS!