I have been homeschooled since first grade and, as a result, have been very involved in the kitchen for years. Despite a deep interest in other things, such as sports and literature, I am hoping to pursue cooking as a career.
I love playing tennis and have played on a homeschool highschool flag football team.
I have also volunteered at the local Hospice care center. Which includes knitting prayer shawls to give to hospice patients.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts! Anything and everything sweet! I love to cook other things but, desserts are definitely my favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At my Mamma and Pappa's house during the holidays, Mamma always makes peanut brittle and Pecan Pie. I have grown up eating the brittle at Christmas and have yet to try to make it myself. The Pecan Pie is definitely popular here in Texas but, I'm still working on getting one that tastes really good!
My cooking triumphs
Guacamole!!! I love guacamole! I've been making it for a couple of years now and I've been working to perfect it. My parents small group (from church) was having a mexican pile-on dinner and they asked me to make the guacamole. Everybody loved it! I was so excited!
My cooking tragedies
A while back, around Christmas, my mom and I were making jam. We made this really good strawberry cranberry jam. Unfortunately, we didn't have a big enough pot and the jam ran all down the front of our oven. It was a pain to clean up (we had to take the oven door off to clean it). A couple days later we decided to make jalapeno jelly. It sure sounded good before we made it...The recipe called for cider vinegar and that should have been the first sign that this was a bad idea. To make a long story short: our whole house smelled awful and we spent the rest of our time outside that evening. We had to go out to eat and were dreading coming back inside our house.