My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! I've got a major sweet tooth, but the more I try out different dessert recipes, the pickier it gets. I love fruit breads, and like trying out foods with lots of antioxidants. I'm a little bit intimidated by the stovetop and the idea of a full-course dinner, but a one or two course is usually within my capabilities.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime I have something gobbled up is a triumph for me. I especially love it when I've baked a new recipe from scratch and it turns out well.
My cooking tragedies
Once my mom and I tried to make fudge-- it was her idea, and we were going to use her grandmother's recipe, which was very simple and that she had memorized. We mixed all the ingredients and set the fudge to boil, but we realized too late that we had used too much condensed milk- it was only a can, but it was a can twice the size of what we needed. We hurried to make up for the accident, but we didn't have enough marshmallow creme for a double batch. We did the best we could, substituting marshmallows for the creme we didn't have, but it turned out crumbly in some parts and runny in others, and tasted bitter-- we'd probably miscalculated as we tried to double the recipe. But we got a fun story out of it! So much for it being an easy fudge recipe.