Healthcare Admin professional. Love baking first and foremost. Especially at the holiday's and cakes when requested for birthdays and the like. Two levels of cake decorating classes. Otherwise no formal training...just coaching from Mom growing up the youngest of 6 in the midwest!
My favorite things to cook
Layer Cakes for celebrations, always looking for extra twists to enhance flavor or add flare (made a chocolate malt frosting recently that was a huge success with those that devoured the cake!)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably certain dishes at Thanksgiving and Christmas that complete the holiday. Without them its just not the same.
My cooking triumphs
I love replicating dishes from local restraints that can be done at home fresher, better tasting and cheaper than off the menu. Recently found THE recipe for a Creme Brûlée Bread Pudding from a noteworthy steakhouse that was every bit as good as the one we had there. Only I had a 9x13 pan of it!!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
Cake rolls.....out of all the cakes I have made I can't get a darned jellyroll layer to roll without cracking!!!! Makes me sooooooo mad!