I am a teacher, but my husband was recently transferred to Puerto Rico from Seattle and I haven't found a job yet. So, I am taking this time to really become a GOOD cook. We save so much money and who knew that I could really create food better than restaurants where we have wasted 1000s of dollars. Allrecipes even made it into my Christmas letter this year!
My favorite things to cook
I have recently started baking breads, which I am enjoying. We can't get Thai or Indian food here, so I have also been perfecting my curries. My favorite things are recipes rated 4.5 stars and above by all of you wonderful cooks. Thank you so much for all of your comments. They really make the recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love the holidays and making appetizers specifically. It is fun to make everything ahead and really be able to enjoy the party. My mom wasn't really a cook, so I have come into this as an adult. I do cherish my grandma's cookbook, however. You feel her really near when cooking her recipes.
My cooking triumphs
I made tender, delicious dinner rolls, Julia Child's Beouf Bourguignon, and have mastered the omelet.
My cooking tragedies
When I didn't realize my yeast was bad. (YUCKY HOCKEY PUCK LOAVES), When I tried making fudge with salt instead of sugar (at my mother-in-law's). I couldn't understand why the sugar wouldn't dissolve! Who has a 5 lb container of salt, anyway??