I'm Abi and I love Harry Potter. It's been an obsession of mine for the last 6 years :) I'm a person that puts in her all no matter what she is doing.
My favorite things to cook
Technically, I can't cook a savory meal, but baking is right up my alley. I've got to say that I can't get enough of cupcakes! :) Some say it's a dying fad, but cupcakes just bring a wave of nostalgia from my childhood and so many others'. The assortment of different frostings, fillings, and cake flavors seem endless. A smile or a compliment about my creations from a loved one is so gratifying. I also enjoy making all sorts of desserts. Brownies, blondies, cookies, etc. I've been dying to make homeade ice cream, but I have yet to buy an ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid Mixer. :( Times are tough, but baking makes everything better!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Large meals, laughs, conversations in the wee hours of the morning, mounds of rice, and love are all I've ever known.
My cooking triumphs
I mastered perfect & quintessential vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. It may seem like a simple task at first glance, but finding the utmost flawless recipes for both cupcakes is harder than it looks.
My cooking tragedies
There have been too many to count! From toothache-inducing American buttercream to burning the caramel in one of my saucepans, it's been one baking journey with ups and plenty of downs.