I love to cook. I don't cook as often as I would like but when I do, I find it relaxing. I also find that I am taking more risks and not simply following recipes. I let my tastes dictate what spices I will use.
My favorite things to cook
Dessert. I love to bake. My favorite things to bake are cakes, namely 7-up cake and lemon pound cake. I also like sweet cornbread, biscuits...everyting you have to eat in moderation (:. I also like rice and pasta dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sweet potato pie and baked macaroni and cheese at end of the year holidays. yummy!
My cooking triumphs
I made vegetarian cornbread stuffing for the first time last thanksgiving. I used a combination of 3 recipes, thus creating a new recipe. The first batch went in the trash. But the second, with a little tweaking was delicious.
My cooking tragedies
With baking there can be many tragedies. I tried to make an oven baked pancake from a recipe that I got from all recipe. It just did not work out. I think it was a combination of the pan I used and not quite understanding the directions. Anyway, I never tried it again.