Self-taught cook who learned by watching hours of cooking shows on t.v. and then trying to replicate what I saw in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
Everything. Lately, I'm obsessed with making granola.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's fried rice and chicken n' dumplings.
My cooking triumphs
The very first turkey I ever made actually came out terrific. I studied all of the articles here on allrecipes, first.. and that turned out to be a smart investment.
My cooking tragedies
I once substituted salt for sugar in a cinnamon roll recipe. The bottle was not labled and I thought it was sugar. After watching a cooking show, I made the most perfect cinnamon rolls. They were beautiful.. But that first bite was tragic! Needless to say, they ended up in the trash.
I also once forgot to add sugar to a homemade pumpkin pie I made from scratch, from an actual pumpkin. What a very sad, bland and tasteless moment that was.