A 21 year old woman passionate about cooking, baking, reading, creating just about everything by hand, prayer, and God. I've been baking and cooking since my early teens, with varying amounts of success. There's nothing like a home cooked meal at the end of the day to lift your spirits.
My photo is of Saint Martha, who has a very long and fascinating story that I don't have the space to tell here.
My favorite things to cook
Strangely enough...spaghetti is one of my favorites. Quick, cheap, easy, delicious, and great for leftovers. I also love baking pretty much everything under the sun. Cookies and breads are my specialties.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was inspired to start cooking by my mother, who is herself an amazing cook. Even though mom worked full time, she still found time to cook wonderful and nutritious meals for us each evening. Her dedication to cooking great food started me off on my cooking journey. My grandmother also loves to bake, and I have fond memories of cookies and various baked goods at her house around the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Not burning anything for the past couple of months!
My cooking tragedies
There is the infamous "Skunk Cake" that I made entirely by accident when I was 8 or 9, and experimenting with baking...in the microwave. My very brave and loving father took a bite of it, then had to politely turn it away. After taking a small bite myself, I realized that this glob of flour, butter, egg, water, and lord knows what else tasted about the same as a skunk smells. Never again did I try to "bake" in a microwave.