Soon to be mother of 3 pursuing a PhD. Clinical laboratory science was my first Passion and career, and Pharmacy has always been a passion and goal of mine. I love chemistry, biology, and I especially LOVE to cook/bake for my family. I love involving my 2 children with baking and cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Anything. You should always try something once before you say you don't like it. And sometimes your tastes evolve as time goes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies... we would cook and bake up a storm. Coming from a family of 11 kids, and a very big extended family, there was never a lack of good food amongst us avid cooks and bakers.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking my first thanksgiving turkey at 13. It turned out perfect.
And finally getting my husband to eat zucchini (certain ways) after 10 years of trying.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a boiled frosting with egg whites when I was 11. I had made my older sister a cake and wanted to make a fancy frosting to go with it. Needless to say it looked more like egg drop soup. It was horrible. So I made a traditional buttercream with granulated sugar. I was so upset that neither turned out. It was then that she explained the difference in sugars to me. The buttercream at least tasted ok. It was just gritty. Five years later I started working in a bakery, and after a year I was one of the cake decorators and assisted in baking.