I've always had an inkling that I was actually meant to be a 50's housewife who was born in the wrong decade. I've got the crafting, party planning and hostessing down, but I am still working on my skills in the kitchen. I guess you could say I am a late bloomer in the cooking world, but I am learning new things and burning less things as time goes on. As my boyfriend says, I "show promise in the kitchen".
My favorite things to cook
I am trying to make a push for a more plant based diet. No, I am not talking about organic cooking, I am talking less meat, more color and less processed. And while I am not so into baking, I LOVE making cupcakes and decorating them for the occasion. You can really do a lot with batter and baking cups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother and grandmother have long been hailed as Queens of sweets. I don't think there is a cookie/cake recipe they haven't tried and, trust me, they are pretty good at what they do. However, with their love for baking comes a lack in their cooking. They have never been the ones to use spices or herbs, and certainly not make a meal that was un-American. Every meal had a meat, 2 sides and a dessert. It got the job done, but once I moved out onto my own, my food world was rocked.
My cooking triumphs
De-boning a chicken....sike! More like not burning the grilled cheese.
My cooking tragedies
I have yet to create the perfect strip of bacon.