I'm a married mother of two. And I've always been drawn to the kitchen. Growing up my Mom made everything and anything- and made it all look so easy! And I wanted to be just like her when I grew up and had a family of my own. (hands down) My Mom is my biggest influence for my love of cooking and baking.
My favorite things to cook
Anything I can grill, Japanese, Italian, well, Mexican too. I love to bake. Okay, mabye I just love to attempt everything! My kitchen is for sure one of my favourite places to be!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love all my Mom's handed down recipes. Anything from her Spanish sauce for omellettes. Her stuffing for turkey. To her cinnamon buns- which we call Schnakanoodles!!! I could go on. So many great recipes.
My cooking triumphs
I was excited to come home after a trip to Philly. I was eager to try and 'clone' The Cheesecake Cafe's "Red Velvet Cheescake" that we fell in love with. I made it my husband's Birthday- complete with the raspberry coulis, when we got back to Canada, I had fun doing it, and it was awesome!
My cooking tragedies
I won't mention (blush) that I almost recently had a scary kitchen fire due to depriving a pot of cooking oil with a lid- then panicking and throwing some water on it because of the thick smoke that came billowing out! (which we ALL know NOT to do..) Let this be a warning to always have a small fire extinguisher in your kitchen!!!