I love cooking for my family, which consists of my wonderful and loving husband, my amazing Mom and precious son and also my brother and my in-laws who all live nearby.
My favorite things to cook
Cakes, pies, cookies and I'm learning to make bread now, too!
I love to cook in general and thoroughly enjoy experimenting/trying out new dishes/new cuisines. But I really, really love baking!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom is from the Philippines, so pretty much any Filipino dish she made is a long-loved tradition. Our (my brother & I) favorites are her pancit and lumpias. I must learn how to make these soon, so the recipe and techniques don't get lost.
My cooking triumphs
The white chocolate raspberry cheesecake I baked (recipe from this site)!!! It came out perfect and I decorated it with edible flowers, put it in a cake box and the hostess whose house I brought it to thought for sure that I'd bought the cake not made it! I got RAVE reviews for that cheesecake!
My cooking tragedies
I attempted beef stroganoff once and totally over sour-creamed it...ewww!!!