My experience in the kitchen started when I was in grade school. I used to make sugar cookies ALL THE TIME. I would make such a mess that my mom couldn't even be in the kitchen with me.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts...especially CHEESECAKES! Also, we live in the greater KC area, so I love to make anything related to BBQ. Finally, myself and three other women do "once-a-month" cooking and use allrecipes.com to plan our entire month's menu. All the resources are WONDERFUL...THANK YOU for such an INCREDIBLE website!!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Eve dinner: I make a variety of different soups (i.e., Shrimp & Crab Bisque) and homemade breads (i.e.,Fresh Rosemary Bread)
My cooking triumphs
Baking desserts for a local tea room...everything from carrot cake, to fudge truffle cheesecake to lemon cake.
My cooking tragedies
I made a spinach salad for company and didn't realize you needed to rinse, rinse, rinse the spinach. The salad was quite crunchy (or should I say "gritty")!!!