I absolutely love to bake and experiment with new ideas. I never knew I could create so many different versions of banana bread! I grew up on good 'ole southern cooking, but since I joined Weight Watchers in Jan, I've learned how to eat healthier and how to manage my portions. Glad to be here - looks like a great site!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, especially drop and bar cookies. I don't like to spend all day in the kitchen, though, so I like those quick and easy recipes that don't call for ingreidents I can't even begin to pronounce, much less find in the grocery store!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oh, you should be at our house for Thanksgiving! My mom and I produce the tenderest, juiciest turkey you've ever tasted, a southern dressing that is a meal in itself, a mouth-watering sweet potatoe casserole, one new vegetable recipe each year, and at least two scrumptious desserts that will thicken your waistline just looking at them.
My cooking triumphs
Ahhh, so many triumphs. . . so little time to brag about them (lol)!
My cooking tragedies
Believe me, I've had my share. No matter how good a cook you think you might be, somewhere along the line, you've managed to forget a vital ingredient (like the eggs in my banana bread), got busy watching a good movie and forgot about those cookies in the oven (the birds wouldn't even eat them), or used that funky fat-free mayo in that fabulous pasta salad everyone wanted you to bring to the reunion!