I am a graduate of Iowa State University. I have a white boxer named Honey who loves to taste all of the new foods I cook! :) I am just starting to take pictures of all of the things that I make, so I am looking forward to posting them all for everyone to see!
My favorite things to cook
Usually desserts and breads, but I also enjoy making really good sides that compliment my meals. In the summer I LOVE to grill, and make my own ribs; however, I do not have a smoker, so I have to cook them in the oven :(
My favorite family cooking traditions
For every holiday, big or small, my grandmother hosts a family dinner which includes relatives from all over the state; some of which I rarely get to see. My grandma used to do all of the cooking, but now that my cousins are all getting older, we are discovering our cooking abilities and we always bring new dishes for everyone to try. Of course, there are always those favorite dishes that we have always had and will continue to have for years to come!
My cooking triumphs
I love when I cook meals for my friends and they tell me that a certain dish is the best they have ever had. I've even had someone tell me that something I made was better than his mother's :) I was very proud!
My cooking tragedies
Well, not really any tragedies...but I always start making something that I am really excited to make, then I realize I don't have all of the ingredients :(