I'm a young wife with no kids and a plan to open a cafe/bakery one day. Cooking is second nature to me. I love creating recipes and making oldies but goodies even better! With so many recipes out there, there's no need to make any one thing twice, but its comforting to have those great "go-to" recipes on hand too. I love my hubby-he makes me happy to be a girl, I love my family, I love my life, and I can't wait to experience more in this great big adventure called life!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything I can-anything new, any thing old, anything for my family and friends. I love to WOO you through your senses and WOW you with flavor. I have so many faves I can't even pick one, but the dishes that bring me the most satisfaction are like the 26lb turkey I made for Thanksgiving or traditional made from scratch Mexican (pronounced So-Cheel) soup, fall off the bone BBQ ribs, or freshly caught and grilled Talapia or Shrimp kabobs. I've recently fallen in love with Baking! The perfect chocolate chips or the wildly flavorful fun cupcakes, sweet treats like lemon blueberry scones or chocolate amaretto cheesecake. I enjoy the simplicity of potato salad or pasta salads and slow cooked chili. I love traditional handed-down recipes like paella and arroz con pollo. I love to cook all foods, because I just LOVE TO COOK!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just in the past few years we have begun to take Thanksgiving as a competitive sport! My generation is the generation STARTING the traditions. My brother makes the best cheesecakes EVER and my hubby makes the best sweet potato and pecan pies this side of the Mississippi. I make the bird-a two-day preparation and fete-and momma makes the sides. Christmas is a time for momma’s famous Christmas Lasagna. Superbowl I put together a secret recipe winger sauce I created for the best homemade wings and as soon as Fat Tuesday as come and gone the guys drive down to Kemah for the freshest fish and shellfish the gulf has to offer and we do a big seafood bash to bring on Spring. We have fun and food brings us together. Its always made with love so I guess that is the one true tradition we’ve always had-cooking with love.
My cooking triumphs
The 26lb bird for Thanksgiving was so delicious. I actually made 2 birds last year the 26lb and a 15lb. It was unbelievable! Most of my "on the fly" cooking is triumphant, its the ones where I second guess myself that I trip up on.
My cooking tragedies
So far a horrible horrible strawberry cake with strawberry icing....lopsided and the first time made with real stawberries came out bitter and the second time came out WAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY too sweet....I can't find a good recipe for anything...