My dream is to open up my own cafe in an old church. I plan on financing this dream by winning the lottery :) I tend to use recipes more as a guideline and rarely measure (unless baking). I'm willing to try basically anything once. I like all foods except the slimy-type shell fish (oysters, mussels, clams) and processed nasty (alleged) foods.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite meal to cook is definately breakfast, although I only do it on the weekends. I've never had a breakfast meat I didn't like! Also, I love baking cookies and making desserts. I like pretty much all veg and love to make big hearty salads. I'm also a sauce junkie. And I love using fresh herbs and organic ingredients as much as possible.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always make Christmas Eve dinner for my side of the family and I look forward to it every year.
My cooking triumphs
My mom bragging about what a good cook I am! That felt good :) I pride myself on being able to cook many different types of ethnic foods, along with more traditional American fare.
My cooking tragedies
Not too many, but once followed a Rachel Ray recipe for a mushroom pasta dish that came out completely inedible and wasted a ton of perfectly good mushrooms... Needless to say, I don't trust her now, and LOVE AR even more than I did before!