I am only 19 but have been cooking from a very young age. Growing up on a farm, living in similar conditions to the Amish people, having 3 brothers and 2 sisters, and with me being the oldest, I had the privilege of cooking on a regular basis.
My cooking varies from many different cultures. From my states traditional foods of Southern Missouri- heavily influenced by my close Mennonite/Amish friends. To my step-mothers home country of the Philippines. I was a strict vegetarian for 6 years and was vegan for 2 of those 6 years. I am now married to an Arabic man so I have extended my cooking to Greek, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisine.
Through it all, I still love the simple cooking of my home.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I have the biggest sweet tooth in the world, and enjoy baking my sweets as much as I do eating them. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
New Years Eve: Corn beef and cabbage for good luck or id that St. Patrick's day?? I have forgotten ^_^
I have a love affair with biscuits and gravy.
My cooking triumphs
I have mastered baking yeast breads of all sorts, learning dishes from other countries, and I make the perfect Arabic rice!
I absolutely love it when my husbands employees ask him if he brought any leftovers from our dinner the night before. When his friends call him the day before asking him to tell me to bake some cake or cookies so when they come over for tea they have those special treats.
I love making people happy through their tummy's!
My cooking tragedies
Sometimes when I am in a rush and the recipe in my recipe books are too large- its usually just my husband and I. I cut the ingredients down but tend to miscalculate something, usually the butter. So you got some really soft cookies- they are very tasty just don't stack them on top of each other unless you want a triple decker cookie! LOL