I am a 27-year-old fun-loving girl who, thank God, married a man who likes to try different things. We spend most of our time thinking of our next adventure or planning a get-together for friends and family. I get excited about cute serving dishes and polka dot anything. During the day, I work for a local publishing company writing cookbooks. It's a lot of fun! On nights and weekends, I go back and forth between extreme workout routines and vegging in front of the TV or a magazine. I try to have a positive outlook on life, and like to think that I can make a positive difference in anyone's day. My hubby is the same way.
My favorite things to cook
As far as food goes: I'll try almost anything once, though I was not always this way. I used to get in trouble for inspecting every bit of food in detail before it even graced my lips. Now I'm a little more adventurous. And those who know me well, know that I'll never turn down a bet... and this is how I get into some of my Fear Factor-esque tasting episodes. Fortunately, I have had the chance to taste many cuisines in many places. Unfortunately, many of these palatable adventures were early in my life, when I was squimish at best.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family food tradition is ice cream! Every year for my birthday, my family gets together to take turns cranking the handle on our old-fashioned ice cream maker. We change up the flavors and have many great stories! My second favorite food tradition is potato soup. The family I married into makes potato soup with dumplings for Christmas every year. They welcomed me to the family by giving me the recipe.
My cooking triumphs
I make the best guacamole this side of the Mississippi. In fact, I have cooking success with almost anything that involves an avocado. I also make real good soup, and I can pull a fancy appetizer out of my sleeve at a moments notice.
My cooking tragedies
Baking is my downfall. It takes too long and I don't enjoy the results. I'm more of a salty-snack person, so I think that has something to do with it.