I taught myself how to cook at a very young age. When I was at my grandmother's house, she would let me play with extra biscuit dough while she made dinner. This lead to her helping me enter pies and muffins in the county fair. I slowly found cooking shows on television, and preferred watching them over anything else! I truly enjoy cooking (and especially baking). While I just graduated from law school with my husband and we are studying for the bar exam, I would really like to one day own a bakery. I'm hoping to instill a love for cooking and baking my own children!
My favorite things to cook
My heart is with southern food, because I was born and raised in the south. But I've grown to love Mexican (we lived in Mexico for a short while), and Middle Eastern and Asian food (my husband grew up in Saudi Arabia, and I had never been introduced to the food until I met him). But of course, my absolute favorite things to cook are always sweets - which is odd, because I don't really like eating them that much! I just like making them!
My cooking triumphs
Within the last two years, I finally overcame my fear of using yeast. I had tried in the past and had very little success, so I abandoned it completely. I finally got up my nerve again, and I've been making *really* good homemade pizza crust, artisan bread, and all kinds of other goodies!
My cooking tragedies
I think it's because no one ever taught me a "homemade" recipe, but I have absolutely no luck with southern chicken and rice. None!