I am too interesting to make a summary....I'll either scare you away or entice you to read my life story. I may one day go to culinary school and learn some pastry arts and whatever else they will teach me so I can be a badass in the kitchen and maybe own my own business. I name my video game characters after food. I can sing. I get off doing "men's work" just because I'm a woman and I like to push boundaries. I was once a burglar alarm technician/installer, a bartender, computer hardware & internet tech support rep, waitress, and office temp. I love sushi, steak medium-rare, pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ brisket & chicken and pies & pastries. I've tasted sea urchin sushi....I didn't like it.
My favorite things to cook
Pies! I like cooking italian food becuase it's what I grew up with, but I'm trying to get better at Mexican and Asian food slowly but surely. I'm good at baking fish and chicken in a variety of ways, with pan searing meats and sauteéing veggies, legumes & garlic dishes a close second.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Wish I had some! Grandma (Dad's side) did all the cooking for everyone....my Mom's mom was too many states away to know and now she doesn't cook for anyone any more now that I live close to her. I'm thinking I'm going to have to start my own traditions. My parents took turns with cooking so we mixed it up a lot.
My cooking triumphs
I invented my own Italian Chicken Fingers recipe using no milk or egg! That means more milk and eggs for breakfast meals instead AND a healthier dinner. I have my own herb garden and I use the herbs in my cooking! I've learned a lot about flavor this way!
My cooking tragedies
Scratch cakes are kicking my . Still haven't found a yellow cake recipe I like better than the box. It's the icing. Most frosting recipes I try are gross. I can't take all that shortening lol. Anyone know how to make the whipped cream version of frosting? I had one hell of a coconut cake fail too....