My name's Mandy. I've always loved baking but have just recently discovered a great passion for cooking as well. This website has been an amazing tool for helping me on my path to kitchen wizardry :)
I'm vegan, so no matter what is on my recipe list, I make it into a vegan dish. They usually turn out better for me that way instead of using traditional vegan recipes. But I'll never leave a bad review if I change something and it doesn't work out!
My favorite things to cook
Soups...I make soup about 4 times a week. They never go wrong, and they are great for lunch the next day too!
I also love making vegetable sushi, desserts, salads, sauces, and chili.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cast iron cooking, and have a set of 4 vintage Wagner iron skillets, and iron pot, and a couple of large iron cauldrons. They require a little more upkeep than other pans, but can last forever, add iron to food, and make everything taste amazing.
On holidays my hubby takes over most of the cooking so I only have to focus on one or two special things. He loves to cook too!
My cooking triumphs
Cooking vegan food for non vegan people can be a challenge, but it's one I can honestly say I have emerged victorious from. I've made everything from cheesecake to sausage stew that received requests for seconds from the most picky omnivores I know :)
My cooking tragedies
Brownies! Ever since I moved from New England to Colorado I can't get brownies to work no matter what I try. They are flat and greasy, or they fall apart. High altitude baking is my nemesis.