Hi, my name is Alexandra, I absolutely love to cook and have been cooking since i was a little girl. I'm 15 years old and one cooking is definitely one of my favorite hobbies! I simply love tweaking and adjusting recipes, to add a bit of my own unique style. I love cooking so much because the sky is the limit (and i haven't gotten that high yet...haha)It's always a surprise how a new recipe will turn out, and i love surprises!
My favorite things to cook
Low calorie and low fat versions of food, desserts, and pasta dishes. I try to eat healthfully, so i usually try to decrease the fat, calories and sugar in all of my recipes, and up the fiber and protein. Desserts always are decadent and fulfulling so i like those, and since i am an avid cross country runner, those carbo-loading pasta dishes are definitely high on my list!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love thanksgiving! I'm always experimenting with new ways to prepare the turkey, much to my mother's shagrin, and there's always a way to make the mashed potatoes creamier, fluffier and richer... It's a lot of work, but i'm open to new ideas. I also love when my family gives me positive feedback on my culinary masterpieces!
My cooking triumphs
I recently succeded in making a tasty roasted-red pepper sauce, and people say my pies, cookies and cakes are to die for, not to be too humble...haha
My cooking tragedies
I have completely failed at lemon custard...and i once put cinnamon in stir-fry...yuck! A couple of times, my breads have turned out pretty catastrophic too...I think the yeast was old... ha ha ha, just kidding.