I probbaly started cooking at age nine, because I was impressed with my grandmother's interest in what I would call her breakfast ritual. There is something to be said for family meals, and traditions. I also thought that at the age of nine, it was about time to learn domestic things.
Currently, I do freelance writing and work as a consult/demonologist and paranormal investigator. I have one child, Snowcloud, whom I love like my daughter (she is a cat I raised on a bottle).
My favorite things to cook
Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Scottish/Irish, and anything in between that catches my notice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mothers are what I would call traditional "country" cooking but not me. So much of the time when I try and avoid the less healthy recipes, which means boxed things, preprocessed, a lot of heavy fats, and carbohydrates, I find country cooking is not an option. hey and what is up with using bacon grease in everything. Just a month ago, I heard of southerners using it for pancakes, which I had never heard of before.
My cooking triumphs
um here what does one say? I won second place with a brownie mix that did not come out and I made fudge balls out of, rolled in cocoonut and nuts. The other recipces entered that did come out did not win anything.
My cooking tragedies
I would say probbaly the worst experience was the above mentioned failed brownie mix. I still dont know how I can fail a brownie mix, but thats not happened since. The last marguerita pie that didnt set up, that was pretty bad, and a failed pan or pralines.