Sep. 23, 2009 7:25 am
Updated: Mar. 5, 2014 4:17 pm
I've tried making cornbread and everytime it's just turned out awful :( I've tried the different recipes, sweet, savoury, light, everything you can imagine and it's just not working out. I end up getting this uber dense, heavy, extremely bland 'thing' that's a good substitute for hockey pucks.…
Im a stay-at-home mom and student who enjoys reading cookbooks more than textbooks :)
My favorite things to cook
I like trying new things and making foods that are easy but appear to be very difficult to make :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making huge feast-like meals for thanksgiving, Eid, and family members' birthdays... I like having a whole table loaded with different kinds of new (and old comfort) foods
My cooking triumphs
generally when something turns out as good as it looks in a cookbook or when it actually turns out, that's a triumph to me. I can't get rid of the habit of tweaking recipes, no matter how much I know I really shouldn't. So when things turn out despite the tweaking, that's a success. Oh and when I can pull off dinner for a large group of guests, that's great too.
My cooking tragedies
I'd have to say it would be in the baking department. I just can't follow rules to the tee. The worst was when I bought a bunch of supplies to make an 'owl' cake, and didn't use the right tools. The cake was a mountain of goop. What a waste of time / money! I ended up buying a store-bought cake.