I'm a single, twenty-something living in small town IN. As you might imagine, the social scene leaves a little to be desired. Haha. Luckily a trip to Indianapolis is just about an hour drive. I'm a registered dietitian, enjoy my job and love my cute bungalow-style house. No husband or kids yet, but I do have a crazy kitty named Jasper.
My favorite things to cook
As a general rule, I try to make every recipe I try as healthy as I can without sacrificing the taste or appearance. This can be a challenge, but is well worth the effort. As a dietitian, I see first hand the effects of poor eating and exercise habits. I vow to never become one of these statistics. The one thing I do indulge in is dessert. I figure I eat clean the rest of the day, I've earned a little something sweet. I love baking in all forms, but still haven't mastered the decorating aspect yet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up with a stay at home mom who baked everything from scratch. Yes, that might make me a little spoiled, but I wouldn't change it for the world! We rarely bought a loaf of bread from the store or a bag of cookies. These were things that came warm out of the oven. Christmas time was my favorite holiday tradition. Mom and I would bake batch after batch of cookies...lining the tables with sweet treats. We then gently packed them in tins to make the 10 hour drive to PA to visit relatives.
My cooking triumphs
Making my mom's famous stuffing for Christmas with half the amount of fat and no one knowing the difference!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to cook healthfully does have it's pitfalls. I've made my fair share of muffin "bricks." :) My favorite tragedy was one of my mother's though. She tried to make brownies with cooked spinach in them - absolutely disgusting!!