It's 2013 and I find it time to update my profile. Am on my way to 50 this year and its a changing year for me. I found this site in 2008 and it helped me through so many personal avenues in my life, the food, advice and friendships that have been made from a cooking site. So that said, I am back in the kitchen, life has been crazy but the kitchen is my place of stress release. So bring it on AR, I am looking more towards the healthy side of cooking too, but will sneak a few over the top calorie recipes along the way. My life has took a turn that is so incredible you can not even imagine.
My favorite things to cook
I love making soups and breakfast right now. My son loves the new Wild Rice soup we just tried on AR. I am a baker too, and cheesecake is one of my favorites to make. Making bread, biscuits and cookies though, take away my stress and being able to share makes me feel good, in spreading my love with others.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I remember making caramels with my grandma. I still make caramels at Christmas but I have a simpler recipe and its all in patience and slow cooking. The flavor is amazing. I remember Sunday dinners at grandmas, we would make homemade ice cream, does anyone remember the old crank makers. My family used to pull taffy also, we don't do that anymore, but it was fun. I would like to make some new traditions.
My cooking triumphs
When I try something new and follow to a "T" and the flavors come together so nicely. I am a happy camper. I worked hard on learning what makes a great cheesecake.... ok conquered the bread/yeast thing.. woo hoo!! thanks to my AR Yeast Foodies..
My cooking tragedies
Chicken salad, I can not make it, tried and tried. I still go the great deli here to get it. :( Update 2013, still suck at chicken salad...LOL!!