I taught myself how to cook when I was in my late teens. Over the years, I have become a passionate home baker and spend most of my afternoons baking and testing recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Give me sugar, flour, eggs and I will bake anything under the sun.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy preparing very traditional, southern holiday meals for my family.
My cooking triumphs
Chocolate truffles, classic fudge and pies. Now on to bigger and better things: Homemade breads and croissants.
My cooking tragedies
My mother recently taught me how to make a classic fugde recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation in our family. She told me the most essential part was for me to be able to "feel" for the right consistancy, which would let me know when the batch was done. After 6 disasterous batches, I went and bought a candy thermometer and it came out perfect. After telling this to my mother, she laughed and said .."Well each woman in the family has added their own touch to the recipe and I guess what you bring to it is the tools of modernization" :-)