Sooo, the main thing about me is I LOVE SWEETS. My main weaknesses are chocolate, cookies, cheesecake..., and did I mention chocolate? Since I'm still in High School, I love to come home after a long tiring day at school and bake something fantastic for my family. My step mother and Mom were the two people who got me into baking, first my step mom when I was five made me learn how to make different types of cookies without a mixer, a hard task when your five years old! My mom always made sure that me and my siblings knew if we wanted money, we had to work for it. So I've been baking things from age seven until now and taking them around me neighborhood to sell, that was my primary source of income and still is! Of course, as the years have gone by, my baking has improved/adjusted and as my customers love to complain about, my prices have too. But over all, my neighboors have very supportive of me (even through the days when baking soda bars were my specialty, =D hehe).
My favorite things to cook
Anything, everything, but in particular, cookies, Cookies, COOKIES! And any other desserts I have the ingredients to make. I also love making Mediterranean and Middle eastern dishes. I just came back from a holiday in Egypt and I had a blast and LOVED the cuisine!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, we have tons of them, but lets see... Every thanksgiving, at my dad's house we make stuffed turkey, spicy fried king fish, curry goat (Jamaican style of course), rice and peas, and apple pie cheesecake. At my mom's place we do a chicken fiasco! We make fried chicken, BBQ freid chicken, baked chicken, curry chicken (middle eastern style), and stuffed chicken. Along with that is a baked broccoli au gratin, mac-n-cheese, biscuits, apple fritters, brownies, cheesecake bars, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter cookies.
My cooking triumphs
well, most recently I would have to say this amazing chili, dulce le leche cheesecake, oreo cheesecake, tortilla de potata, eggless peanut butter cookies, and four layer pumkin-coconut-chocolate cream pie! But there are so many others as well.
My cooking tragedies
Where to being? I think the worst was the simplest task, gone quite, quite, wrong. I was getting ready to go out one weekend to do some food shopping, and was still beat tired. But I put the water on for a boiled egg, and when it boiled, put in the egg. So I usually let it boil for 4-5 min, and I was so tired that I set my alarm, and laid down. I did not hear that alarm. I woke to a house full of smoke and a BURNT egg in a pot void of water. How embarrassing!!!