I cook every single day and bake several times a week - I love creating new recipes and filling the house with the aroma of home cooking. For years I have cooked entirely from scratch and prepare my meals well under 30 minutes. Baking, on the other hand, is a slow and somewhat dreamy indulgence. My favorite part of baking is licking the spoon.
My favorite things to cook
Baking tasty treats for my husband and the guys at work is probably my favorite past time these days.
My cooking tragedies
My very first attempt at cooking: 18 years old, living on my own and I asked my mother how to fry chicken for my boyfriend. She told me to just cut up the chicken, put it in the oil and fry it until it was done. I poured cold oil in the pan, placed the cut chicken pieces in the cold oil and turned the fire to high - no seasoning, no coating - just raw chicken in cold oil. It was a disaster! I instantly learned the importance of starting with a recipe.