I love to work in the kitchen, whether it's mixing drinks or baking cookies. I think I'm a pretty good cook and most people compliment my cooking, but there's always room for improvement. Someday I'm gonna be able to whip up some great gourmet cuisine!
My favorite things to cook
Baking and desserts are my favorite ways to spend time in the kitchen. Appetizers and party foods are also fun things to make.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chex Mix during the holidays... Every Christmas since I can remember, my dad and my uncle make a HUGE batch of their famous home made Chex mix. It's become one of the highlights of our time together. Everyone gathers in the kitchen awaiting their first handful while the mix bakes in the oven. I'm still not exactly sure what ingredients are in the sauce, and I've been watching them make it for over 20 years now. Somehow my dad and my uncle have kept it all secret.
My cooking triumphs
My hot Spinach and Artichoke dip. After browsing a bunch of recipes for the dip, I took what I liked from each one and made my own version. I never thought it would be so popular...I am constantly asked to bring my dip to parties, gatherings and holiday dinners.
Cheesecakes are another I'm proud of. After making the double layer pumpkin cheescake from this website, I've experimented with many different flavors and have multiple requests for custom flavors! They are so fun to make!
My cooking tragedies
I burnt rice to the bottom of a pan once. It was sooo hard to get out!