I am 30 years old and have loved cooking since I was a little girl.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking cookies. My mother always complained that she couldn't make a decent cookie and it inspired me to start experimenting with recipes and try my best to put out a great cookie.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I married into a Polish Family and am still learing their traditions and hope to incorporate them into my everyday cooking. My son is 3 and I'd like him to grow up wih fond memories of his mom cooking special meals.
My cooking triumphs
Probably when I became head cook of an Independent Living Facility that specialized in "home cooking" as opposed to "hospital food". I was only 21 and took over from the previous cook and within the first few weeks the residents who had previously hated the food started loving it again, and I also took the kitchen out of the red and was turning a profit within the year.
My cooking tragedies
Probably when I catered a meal for a wedding of 150 people who had RSVP'd and only 50 showed up! The lack of people there wasn't the wedding parties fault or my fault, but we ended up with a TON of leftover food. The bride and groom said they'd just freeze all of the leftovers and I'm sure they are still eating our Fried Chicken to this day-1 year later!