I'm sort of a strange character, I love dark and spooky things but then I love to bake cookies! Ever heard that funny saying, "Come to the darkside, we have cookies" Yeah, that's true. We also have cakes, and all sorts of other yummy things. Okay, so I may look a little strange but I'm actually a really friendly person, and I enjoy cooking and especially baking for people. My husband and I recently purchased a Bed & Breakfast in Niagara Falls, so now I have turned an interest into a career!
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I love to make homemade chocolates, candies, cookies and sweets.
My favorite things to cook
Cook: Breakfast - Eggs, bacon, pancakes, waffles (with strawberries & whip cream, mmmm!)
Dinner - Homemade tacos & mexican rice, chicken fried rice, stir frys, pasta with garlic bread & caesar salad
Bake: Cakes of all types, shortbread cookies (often dipped in chocolate) muffins.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to bake at a very young age from my Grandma. She taught me pretty much all of the techniques and tips that I know, and really gave me my passion for baking. I actually enjoy challenging myself and love the decorating and creative aspect when it comes to baking, and go beyond what my Grandma was ever willing to try. But to this day I still call her when I need advice on an ingredient or technique.
My cooking triumphs
I'm not really sure what a triumph would be, most of what I make turns out good (when I follow the recipe properly), I can't think of anything, okay other than my shortbread cookies, that I can say is fantastic. The shortbreads are REALLY good, I thank my grandma for that though, she first taught me how to make them when I was about 8 years old, and I've been making the same recipe ever since. She taught me that it's not so much the recipe as it is the handling of them.
I made a Low Carb cheescake that was amazing, even I was surprised.
I'll have to look for the recipe and post it here.
My cooking tragedies
Luckily I haven't had too many...tacos that I substituted "No Salt" for salt, and ended up being the nastiest, saltiest tasting tacos ever were probably the worst thing I've ever made. They were completely inedible, I laughed and threw all the meat away.