Hey! My name is Kelly, and I'm nineteen. I love cooking, baking, singing, dancing (badly!), photography, reading, sudoku, and solitaire. I also think my dog is pretty awesome.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying out new vegetarian dishes. I'm always baking cookies and I'm excited about baking things every week for my boyfriend's comedy club meeting. Gimme a reason, y'know? Yeah.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There wasn't a whole lot of cooking together in my household when I was a kid. As far as traditions go, though, we'd carve pumpkins every Halloween and toast the pumpkin seeds in the oven. I always looked forward to that.
My cooking triumphs
I've finally, after so many failed attempts, found a chocolate cake recipe that turned out awesome. It was my grandma's recipe that I tweaked a bit. I came up with my own chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe for it, so I was all-around proud of that cake. Oh! And I just made my first pesto yesterday (Fabulous Cilantro Pesto from this site) and it was amazinggg. So good. Anytime I make anything for the first time and don't screw it up, I call it a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Most of my previous chocolate cakes. And I made these breaded potato things once..not a good time. Oh, and occasionally I still burn veggies while steaming them. When that happens, smoke detectors go off and freak me out. That's tragic.