I am a mother of twins and a grad student. That makes me a very busy person. Cooking is something I like to do for me, but even more for the people I love. I call it a love offering to my friends and family. I love to try new things and old things that have a new twist. I'm always looking for that perfect recipe. My only problem is that I never really stick to the recipe, I dabble with spices, and I rarely write my changes down!I love to try new things and old things that have a new twist. I'm always looking for that perfect recipe. My only problem is that I never really stick to the recipe, I dabble with spices, and I rarely write my changes down!
My favorite things to cook
I suppose it's treat like cookies, cakes, scones and bagels, but I like to dabble in more gourmet things. My only problem is that I don't have the time for that right now.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my grandma used to let us help her bake peanut butter cookies. The only thing we got to do was push down the cookies with a fork to get that criss-cross pattern. I love to cook with my nieces and nephews, and will soon with my kids too. We'll be making Christmas cookies together this year. They are only 20 months, so we'll see how it goes. I can't wait though!
My cooking triumphs
That would be my Thanksgiving Turkey. I make a honey-apple glaze, and a yummy stuffing and gravy to go with it. My turkey comes out so juicy that when you stick a meat thermometer in it, juice squirts out!
My cooking tragedies
When I was learning to decorate cakes, I didn't freeze my dad's birthday cake before I carved it. I had crumbs all through the frosting. My pastry bag broke when I was squeezing icing through it and I ran out of icing and couldn't make more. The cake was well received and I'm glad I did it since it was his last birthday. But oh was it kind of ugly and boy was I frustrated. Lessons learned though!