Writer, rookie vegetarian, blissful photographer, adventurous cook, frugal foodie, adoring mom, fierce friend, eager volunteer, novice environmentalist, cheapskate, sarcastic geek chick and fanatic of all things music.
I think I'm a heck of a lot of fun.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things, by far, are baked goods. My daughter says I'm pretty mean with soup, too. Too bad I never remember to write down what I put in that tasted so good.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Instead of buying gifts for Christmas, we bake goodies for loved ones. It takes the materialistic aspect of the holiday off the table and our friends appreciate the effort put into their gifts, as well as not having to find a place for any more "stuff" in their homes.
My cooking triumphs
My favorite triumph is the time I made Pastitsio from scratch, and it turned out perfectly.
My cooking tragedies
My tragedies usually involve candy. I messed up a perfectly good fudge recipe one year, which turned out to be a totally decent hot-fudge sauce that I ended up eating by the spoonful out of the jar. Once I tried to make a caramel sauce, left it on too long, and ended up with a bizarre little crispy brittle-ish concoction that went straight into the garbage.