I'm a college student from Germany who discovered her love for American food while living in Texas for some time about five years ago. I've loved baking ever since I was a child and just recently discovered that cooking from scratch is not so bad either.
My favorite things to cook
Oh, I just love baking. It makes me happy. You throw together the basic ingredients and create something completely different everytime. Baking from scratch is making something wonderfull from nothing. From working the dough, over the heavenly smell out of the oven to eating everything to the very last crumb.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I meet up with my mom every year in the beginning of December to make Christmas cookies all day long. We make traditional recipes and also try some new ones. We devide them up equally and I carried a large salad bowl full of cookies home - and it barely lastet two weeks... (My boyfriend just LOVES cookies!)
My cooking triumphs
I got rave reviews for the cinnamon rolls I made for Easter brunch this year. I've kind of been nervous because I usually don't work with yeast, but it turned out so great!!
My cooking tragedies
I just recently suffered from a baking trauma and I'm still working on recovering. I tried a new recipe and a new heart-shaped cake pan and decorated it really nice. But the cake turned out so dry that even dipping it into coffee didn't help much. This really hurt my pride since I had never RUINED a cake like this and I've been baking for over ten years now!