I'm a librarian in MN and I'm not an expert cook but I like to cook and I like to try new recipes. I've been getting recipes from all recipes for years now, but I have finally decided to make a profile so I can review and rate the recipes that do and don't work.
My favorite things to cook
I recently have been trying asian dishes for the first time, so I'm having fun making some of those. My favorite things to cook, though, are desserts with chocolate. You can't go wrong with chocolate. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Many people say their mothers are the best cooks, but my mom really, really is. All of my friends love it when I bring them a dessert my mother has made, and nothing compares to her potato salad. I just always loved it when my mom was in the kitchen cooking, which she does often, and it was fun to help when I was little.
My cooking triumphs
I think I have a great barbeque sauce that a lot of people like, but I really don't make too much beef or pork dishes, so I don't use it often. I have some really great desserts that I make, too, which isn't surprising since that is my favorite area to play around with.
My cooking tragedies
I still don't know how to make a pie crust like my mom. I need to sit with her for awhile to figure out how she really does it. I also don't know how to make things with yeast...I've never tried it, though, but it seems like too much work to me.