I received a certificate in the baking and pastry arts from the Oregon Culinary Institute in February 2009. I love to entertain and make tasty things look pretty. Using as much homegrown, locally grown, natural, and organic foods as I can is important to me. I try to make everything I bake as healthy as possible without compromising good flavor.
My favorite things to cook
I mostly enjoy making desserts and vegetarian dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making cookies with my mom for Santa Claus.
My cooking triumphs
A full belly is a triumph in itself, it's even better if it causes a smile :)
My cooking tragedies
Oh there's just too many :P