I am a self taught cook who is fearless in the kitchen (with the exception of fish). I have been living on a tight budget since I began nursing school and I have become a pro at putting things together that one might not always think would work. I am also a really bad chocoholic.
My favorite things to cook
I love to play with pastas, rich sauces, sausages, and meats. Oh and a few veggies for colour. When it comes to baking I love to make cookies that are fattening and wonderful. I don't believe in cakes without frosting and I do believe that cupcakes are little gifts from the kitchen God's.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother has handed me down her buttermilk pie recipe and that is always a favourite anywhere I bring it. From my mother I have begged for her secret to chocolate chip cookies. She won't tell me. She just uses the Nestle Toll House recipe but hers are like no others I have ever tasted. I will get it one day my little pretty!
My cooking triumphs
I had a pot luck I needed to bring something to and all I had to my name at that time was a bunch of top ramen noodles, ground beef, lemons from the tree out back and frozen veggies. After the party I was asked several times for the recipe. They couldn't believe it.
My cooking tragedies
Fish, Fish, and Fish. Fish are not my friends in the kitchen. I make a killer salmon patty from fresh salmon, but keep the rest away from me I will turn them into something unrecognizable.