Professional Dog Trainer with a food & gardening obsession. :)
My favorite things to cook
Love to bake cakes, cookies and breads. Definitely a fan of sweets!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking a large assortment of Christmas cookies and many other holiday specialties.
My cooking triumphs
My most interesting meal was probably as a student studying abroad in Sweden... and I (along with my other American friend/roommate) prepared a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for some of our Swedish & German friends. It went over very well, once I figured out the Swedish word for "turkey" (my first attempt to buy one, ended in the purchase of a duck!) We had to substitute Sweet Potato Pie for the traditional Pumpkin - because we couldn't find any pumpkin - but all together, it was one of the most memorable Thanksgiving's I've ever had.
My cooking tragedies
My resiliency in the kitchen is likely due to botched recipes that I have to re-purpose or recreate. Can't think of anything too devastating... but I've certainly had my share of flops. :)