I'm a cook, what can i say? I love cooking and baking...and of course eating! I have four siblings and I'd often cook for the family. I'm sensitive to milk, sugar, and fat, so I try to come up with healthy and tasty inventions that make me feel good. I also love to write (if you couldn't tell), sing, and everything outdoors. I can't wait to have a house full of children to cook for.
My favorite things to cook
I love both baking and cooking. My special knacks are in baking and seasoning. I love to take simple means and produce gourmet flavor. A few of my favorite things to make are cookies (all kinds), pastas, and bean dishes. My husband and I eat a lot of fish, pasta, beans, and rice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Almost my whole life, homemade ice cream has been a tradition. At every family party with my mom's side, my grandparents would whip out the ice cream maker. My grandma always made custard over the stove, and then my grandpa would chip up an ice block and run the ice cream maker.
My cooking triumphs
I don't usually follow recipes. If I've never made something, I look up a bunch of recipes for it, study them, and then cook it how I see fit. My favorite thing to do is improvise. I have a tendency to make the most delicious meals out of very simple, inexpensive ingredients.
My cooking tragedies
I make a LOT of mistakes. It's funny, some people think that for a great cook things go smoothly (which for many, i'm sure they do). For me, however, my talent comes when I make a mistake and then fix it so no one knows the difference.
I cook with simple ingredients. Put me in a fancy kitchen with top-of-the-line ingredients and I don't know what to do with myself!