I am getting married this fall and I am also a University student working towards my elementary education degree. Cooking is my stress relief whether it is tortes, cheesecakes, 2am cookies, or elaborate meals. I started cooking with my mom before I was 10.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts and homebaked goodies. I also love to try new supper meals just to experience various ingredient combinations.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Jello salad (Broken Glass) for Christmas and Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
I won over my fiance's family with my cakes and cheesecakes.
One specific occassion was when my sister-in-law asked me to make a cake for her son's birthday. I made a vanilla chocolate torte for my nephew's birthday. He is a Thomas the train fanatic so I alternated the icing layers red and blue. I died coconut green and created a track to put a Thomas train on. It turned out fantastic and he loved it!
My cooking tragedies
I made a cheesecake and the power went off in the middle of bake time. When the power came back on, I tried to save my cake. I served it and it tasted great, but the center was softer than it should have been. Taste exceeds all... right?!?