Cooking for people I love and that appreciate it makes me feel really good and relieves stress. Making a special dish for someone is one of the ways I say "I love/care about you." I recently started selling some cakes and other baked goods to help supplement my income.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking cakes, cheesecake, quick breads, and cooking spaghetti meat sauce made with deer meat. I like making anything that I can put pumpkin pie spice in. I even put it in my morning cup of green tea. I try to eat healthy most of the time, but cooking fattening food is so much more fun.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking on Thanksgiving and Christmas with my Mom. We usually go to her house (her kitchen is bigger) and we cook all day, turning out the most awesome of dishes.
My cooking triumphs
Recently my cousin told me that my Queen Anne Cake is better than his grandmother's!!! His grandmother is in her 80's and has been known as excellent cook and cake baker for over 50 years. My husband also recently told me that my biscuits are as good as his grandmother's.
My cooking tragedies
Setting microwave popcorn on fire in the microwave using the popcorn button at the age of 16 was a major set back for me. I barely even used the microwave until well after I started college. I ate cold food for years! LOL!