My name is Candace, I'm 28, and married to an Army CPT, Steve. We are expecting our first little on in March 2011!
I love photography and spend a lot of time documenting my cooking and baking dishes.
My favorite things to cook
I like to make a lot of desserts, especially cheesecake, and chicken dishes. I'm experimenting in different cuisines--most recently Moroccan since I got a tagine :o)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom cooked almost every meal growing up--traditional holiday meals always include some sort of Chinese dish.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving spread in 2008 entirely from scratch included brining a turkey, apple & sage stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry sauce, kugel, the Schwab fruit salad, acorn squash, zucchini cornbread casserole, green beans & carmalized onions, apple & pumpkin pie. I've also cooked an kosher Passover spread complete with turkey and matzo stuffing.
My cooking tragedies
Nothing major as of yet--just small things like curdling cream (wasn't watching it)