I first started to experiment with baking around the age of 11, because I liked to eat what I baked!
My favorite things to cook
Thanksgiving dinner!! I plan weeks in advance and have an entire days worth of food -- from brunch options, cocktails, appetizers, the main meal and then desserts. I start preparation as early as the weekend before the holiday. But I am always rewarded for my efforts. I get rave reviews from family and now there are certainly many dishes that are "must have," or my children will be sad.
My cooking triumphs
Real buttercream frosting for cakes!
My cooking tragedies
Real buttercream frosting for cakes! I have certainly dumped several batches that curdled.