Wife. Mother. Grad Student. Teacher...busy! Love to cook, like to bake. Been in love with food and cooking my whole life. Watched the Galloping Gourmet as a child and Good Eats as an adult. Started visiting this site when I decided to give homemade Christmas gifts two years ago. My son and I start our baking the week of Thanksgiving and go straight through the New Year. Half of what we bake never gets past our front door, lol. The other half gets gussied up in pretty tins or boxes and distributed to friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.
My favorite things to cook
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Red Velvet Cake
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookie baking
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving meal all on my own was a thing of beauty. I started cooking at 5am, putting the Turkey in the oven. Went back to sleep, got up a few hours later and by noon, all the side dishes and desserts were done. It was all a matter of organization. Since then, not a holiday single meal has gone that smoothly, lol. Lightning in a bottle, I suppose.
My cooking tragedies
Tried to make roti when I was 12 and ended up with crackers. They were good crackers, but lousy roti.