My name is Jenna and I'm 24. I live in Champaign, IL with the love of my life, Tim, and my pets, Millie (dog) and Bailey (cat). I have always enjoyed cooking and have taken a gourmet cooking class which was a lot of fun. I'm always looking for recipes and new things to try.
My favorite things to cook
So far my favorite things to cook are desserts. I am also capable of cooking most other things, but desserts are what I would consider to be my specialty. I enjoy a dessert with good presentation; when it looks so beautiful you almost don't want to eat it :) I enjoy cake decorating and would love to learn how to make an amazing chocolate souffle.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am part Sicilian and part German. Most of the family recipes I know are from scratch Italian dishes such as pasta, meatballs, sauce, pizzelles, canoles, and lasagna.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say the best things I've ever made have been Jamaican 3 bean chili, triple chocolate strawberry 3 layered cake, grilled nectarines with vanilla ice cream and pecans, chocolate chip bread, and tequila chicken.
My cooking tragedies
Oh wow, I think the biggest cooking disaster was the time I tried to make a pumpkin pie...it wasn't the recipe I forgot..it was the time lol I definitely forgot I had it in the oven and burned it beyond the point of serving it :P