I love to cook, I always have. My Nanny was the first person I remember cooking with. We would make cinnamon buns at the lake together for breakfast and I was always amazed that she could make things without recipes and they always turned out so good. I vividly remember sitting in front of the oven with her watching the meringue on her amazing lemon meringue pie so that it wouldn't burn. Now with my nieces I do the same thing and tell them the story of when I was a little girl and how I used to do the same thing. It's a great memory!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook for my husband and make his favorites which is always some form of comfort food. He loves meatloaf especially, and chilli fries and things like that. Since I have lost 87 lbs in the recent months, I am having fun coming up with new low fat variations of his favorites, and for the most part he can't tell.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is Icelandic and I loved to go to the Icelandic festival and eat all the traditional foods. I have been able to re-create many of them. Christmas is a wonderful time for us and when I have children of my own I look forward to teaching them all that my Nanny taught me.
My cooking triumphs
I made vinetarta which is an Icelandic cake for my own wedding, and as involved as it is, it turned out great. My Nanny would have been proud.
My cooking tragedies
I've only made one truly awful thing, it was some sort of mexican dish. I followed the recipe exactly but we just didn't care for it at all. In fact, I had to make a brand new dinner since my husband and I could not eat it at all!!