I dream of becoming a Pastry Chef...I adore trying out new homemade cake recipes and frostings. Even if i don't, baking will always be a hobby of mine. One thing that I really don't care for is a cook (professional chef or at-home foodie) that can't take criticism on their dishes. There is always room for improvement on any dish, no matter what kind or the circumstance.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking!! Cakes and cupcakes are my favorite, but anything will do. In the more mainstream line of cooking though, pasta sauces drive me wild. There is no end to what you can put over a good bowl of noodles!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Never trust a skinny cook (LOL!!) Im a hefty girl, but you don't see me holding back the butter on the dishes I serve people. Flavor is one of the best things in life, so don't give it up!! The secret to enjoying the things you want is moderation. So, enjoy!!!!
My cooking triumphs
I spent a year in a half in a kitchen with one of the most amazing chefs I know, Marci Killian. She was my instructor at Auburn High School in Auburn, Wa, Advance Culinary Arts. I got to experiment with whatever I could dream of (mostly soups) and gained a lot of experience and confidence. Anything I made in that kitchen was a triumph for me!
My cooking tragedies
One word....vinegar. My Oma's recipe for German Potato Salad was one that I butchered while trying to replicate for class. Big uh-oh! It was so acidic that we needed to throw the whole bowl away. Oh well, ya live and ya learn :)