Hey! As you know, my name's Sequoya. I may be only 14 years old, but I consider myself a pretty good cook! Most of this is thanks to my Mom, Oma, and Omaprince. They're the people who I've grown up watching, and I learn more and more everyday.
My favorite things to cook
I looove baking desserts! Cobblers, cookies, cakes, and brownies among my favorites. Also, meaty sandwiches and burgers. Steak and pork are always nice main ingredients for my main courses!... What can I say- I'm no vegetarian :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, being African American and German (and my parents being divorced) I've grown up having two different versions of Thanksgiving and Christmas- my mother's side of the family being German, and my Father's, black. My great-grandmother, or, Oma, as I call her, is usually the head chef when the day comes around at my mom's house. The menu involves alot of duck, pork, sauerkraut, sweet cabbage, stuffing, potatoes, marble cake, and apple pie. However, at my dad's house, where Omaprince (a petname my brother and I call our grandma) is the executive chef, holds a more southern meal. This includes a big turkey, cornish hen, collard greens, oven-baked macaroni and cheese, potatoe salad,dressing and gravy blackeyed peas, and sweet potatoe pie. I guess you could say I get the Best of Both Worlds!
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean apple cobbler, skirt steak sandwich, pork roast, and salad! Like I said, I learn more and more everyday!
My cooking tragedies
Let's see... in about third grade I decided to try to bake home-made cupcakes with my friend. I measured out 1/3 CUP of salt and dumped it into our batter. We baked them and tasted one. It was disgusting! I looked at the recipe again and, low and behold, it called for some salt alright... 1/3 TEASPOON! I tried to fix it by adding more flour and sugar- lets just say, we that was our last batch of cupcakes lol. Now that I have more experience and whatnot, I know that a recipe that small would never call for that much salt, but I still find myself double checking every recipe I make. I suppose what They say is true, "You learn from your mistakes." :)