I have a passion for cooking, baking, and learning about all sorts of cooking methods and cuisine! I bake cakes and cook for all of my friends. Some of my favorite recipes came from Allrecipes! I trust the reviews and helpful hints posted on all of the recipes I choose to prepare for friends and family.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making Mexican, Italian, but Southern recipes are my passion! I love baking cakes. Creating my own sauces and gravies add so much to many of my favorite dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandma baked pies everyday of her working life, she sold them to local schools and restaurants in her small hometown in Indiana. All the women in our family cook with fresh ingredients and mostly from scratch. It's what brings us joy!
My cooking triumphs
I baked over 200 miniature cakes as well as 6 12" full scale versions. 10 cheesecakes and 4 Angelfood cakes, with over 10 pounds of sweetened Strawberries and 5 pounds of Blueberries. This all for my daughter's High School Band Banquet that fed over 400 kids and family members! This was an event I will always remember!
My cooking tragedies
Oh my, the first tradgedy was over 27 years ago, I made my first meatloaf! It was awful and when I saw that pitiful excuse for dinner come out of the oven I quickly ran it down the garbage disposal. I had some fresh boneless chicken on hand so I quickly pan seared them and my husband (boyfriend) at the time was non the wiser! We laugh at all the mistakes I make today.