I absolutely LOVE cooking and baking. I bake when I need to relax or think, or just when I feel an itch to try something out. I beleive that sweet things make people happy. Sometimes the smallest bite of something pleasing to the senses releives stress. Someday I hope to have my own pastry shop where I can bake morning and night and make a lot of people smile.
My favorite things to cook
I adore making carrot cake and cheesecake. I actually enjoy grating carrots! Cheesecakes are my passion. Any flavor! I made my husband a cheese cake with chocolate crust, caramel swirl and cashews. I scored lots of points that day!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year for Easter and Thanksgiving, I make deviled eggs. I cant stand them with just regular mayo, so I create my own filling and my family LOVES it. I also get tasked with apple pie, but with my dads recipe, it is perfect.
My cooking triumphs
I have a great time taking a regular recipe I find in a book or web site and creating something different with it. Like I add something creative that is all my own. When I get smiles and happy sounds, I know its a success.
My cooking tragedies
Usually I dont make any mistakes while cooking (that I cannot fix), but when I was 8 I made my mom breakfast to suprise her and it was a disaster! I stirred the muffins too much and they were shiny, sunken and pitted. She managed to choke down 2 to stop my tears.