I live in Houston and LOVE food!! I spend 6 months eating and 6 months dieting every year. This is a great city for food: we have just about every type of food imaginable and there are so many great and price-conscious options, I have a hard time not eating out all the time. So, to save money and time, I've been working on making my own delicious meals and desserts at home. As a teen, I had to cook all the family dinners, so I learned to cook but hated it at the same time. Who knew that I could learn to love cooking about as much as I love eating?
My favorite things to cook
I go through phases, trying to become an "expert" in a given area. I was into baking recently. Which led me to realize that I have a gluten problem so now I'm into gluten free. Last year, I was into Indian food and ice cream. Speaking of, I still owe a quart of Kulfi to my friend...I would say that I like variety. I'm always trying new (to me) regional and international recipes. Also, being from Texas, I can't get enough spice and Mexican food!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was German so my food experiences growing up were a little different than most. In particular, I love dairy and meat way more than I should. I also have a special place in my heart for marzipan and pfannekuchen and just about anything sweet. Favorite family tradition (not really cooking exactly): every year, my mom and I would bring back an entire suitcase filled to bursting with sweets and packaged food from Germany to last us the rest of the year.
My cooking tragedies
Angel food cake. I can never get it right.