I am a creative creature by nature. By trade I am a product developer for a cosmetic brand. I think that creativity extends into everything I do - from whipping up dishes in the kitchen to making cards for my hobby turned into small side business. I will generally make a recipe as it is written the first time. I can guarantee that I will not make it the same way the second time as I love to add my own special twist!
My favorite things to cook
Pasta dishes, Chicken Enchiladas, Stews / Soups, Breakfast Casseroles, and my Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking a carrot cake the first day of spring. Making pumpkin bread the first day of fall.
Drinking a bottle of wine while wrapping Christmas presents in front of a fire and watching my Christmas movie line-up... Oh, I'm sorry, that's not considered cooking, but it is one of my favorite traditions. :)
My cooking triumphs
Dishes that have gotten three cheers. (My daughter cannot live with out my cream cheese mashed potatoes)
My cooking tragedies
A couple of dishes that have gotten three boo's. (First stab at curry chicken with Jasmine Rice). Luckily my husband says that what I consider my tragedies, he still considers quite edible, but he is easy to please.