Im just a humorous homely gal that goes bananas with kitchen stuff. I like spoiling others with food:) I also love music. I believe in the ethical treatment of farm animals on the way to people's dinner plates and support certifiedhumance.org. I love my family, my loving boyfriend and my kooky pets. Life is good.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that makes you roll your eyes to the back of your head *giggles* But, I am trying to even out my baking skills with regular REAL cooking. I love making things from scratch since I enjoy old fashioned recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well of course Thanksgiving is the ultimate cook-off/showdown *giggles* I hold the crown for most delicious cakes & pies. Although someday I hope I can cook a turkey like my Mom does. People travel as far as 100 miles to come have a plate every year and with good reason. No one they know can top my Mama!
My cooking triumphs
I get a LOT of compliments on my cakes. My top 3 would be my Kahlua cake, my Summer Cake, and Drunken Monkey cake (think ganache, bananas, and godiva chocolate liquor and you get the picture). But, lately I have been delving into more traditional mexican recipes and bread making. I hope I can do those recipes justice and aim to keep those traditions alive.
My cooking tragedies
Friggin' TAMALES and pork carnitas made in a cazuela de cobre *shakes fist in the air* One day...I shall master them!!