I love to cook. When I moved from home in Ohio to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 6 years ago, I never imagined how important baking would become to me. The therapy of creating something for others helped me overcome home-sickness and depression.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I'm also a cake decorator and cookie lover. I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease this summer so I am learning to develop new methods for doing and eating what I love.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love my great grandmother's "special oranges". Though there is no cooking involved, eating these oil, salt, pepper and paprika rubbed orange slices at Christmas each year was a special tradition that I will pass on to my children.
My cooking triumphs
I catered my brother's wedding shower three years ago for over 50 people, including salads, sandwhiches, appetizers, and mini cakes decorated with fresh flowers.
My cooking tragedies
Most of the gluten free attempts at baking or cooking at at first tragic, and then I have to remind myself that I am just learning - it'll take time.