I'm an american living in Holland(The Netherlands)
I've been cooking and baking ever since my mom would let me touch the stove! You know cookie pops? Ive been making them for 30 years! I'm always up for a new recipe to try, living here in Holland you look for food that you grew-up with and miss and when you can't find it.....well you make it! Amazingly enough it tastes better, has most of the time less salt, is all-natural and best of all homemade!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite, thats tough, I love to make alot of things. What I enjoy to do is bake, cookies are my forté. My pies I save for my dad and family, they are my fans and critics! Im really likin' bread now, I understand yeast.........
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking tradition is Sinterklaas ( Dec.5) the dutch santa holiday I make Peppernuts the dutch way and everyone comes here for dinner, every year I try to have a new theme dinner. Christmas is cookie time,and my presents to everyone! Traditionally we make Gingerbread Houses when there is time, I work fulltime (I have my own Gift and Partystore)
My cooking triumphs
Making Homade carmel for carmelapples for Halloween this year............no really, I can't remember actual triumphs Ive been making the same things for awhile. I made Sourdough Bread, I was happy how that turned out, so much I posted a picture(I never do that)Im well on my way to being a bread baker......it was the last challenge!
My cooking tragedies
Okay as for 2009 my first real tragedy, tried a Dutch recipe for stewed meat with red wine....oh my god yuk! Ill never do that again.Today 2010 to my horror a recipe for copycat A1 sauce was a complete disaster!!! Bummer,I love that sauce and I cant get it here.