I am a baker at heart, and trying to branch out and extend my abilities to the cooking arena. I love decorating beautiful sugar cookies and do it on a weekly basis... therefore cooking ends up on the back-burner (no pun intended...)
My favorite things to cook
I love to faux-fry things to allow my boyfriend to feel like he's had a hearty meal, but it's much healthier. I also love using the bbq to give food great flavor without adding fat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have a lot of traditional recipes.. but we do love to eat when we're all together!!
My cooking triumphs
Within the past year I have really learned how to alter recipes to get the taste I'm looking for. I have also become better with more exotic ingredients and spices, as my boyfriend is Japanese and I want to be able to give him a taste of his own heritage.
My cooking tragedies
I have made a few "healthy" recipes that have been disasters. You really have to make sure the right combination of ingredients are there to give food flavor or you're in for a bland ride!