My name is Jessica and I live in MN. I live on a tiny lake with my mom. I'm very into organic foods and knowing where everything comes from. I love the idea that my milk and other foods come from local farms and are totally free from pesticides, hormones or any other additives. I try to eat very healthy and organic wherever I can. I mainly live on eggs, yogurt, milk, whole grains, protein and lots of veggies and fruit. But obviously I cheat a little if I love to bake ;) I try not to pick recipes with the highest rating on here to make. I try to "support" the smaller number ones, since we already know those high rated ones are good, I'll try something else. I have an adopted rescue dog from Kentucky, actually on the same day my niece was born, and shes a little over a year old. She's alot of fun but she is very naughty!
My favorite things to cook
My specialty is baking. Everyone I know always comes to me if they need something for an occasion. I love to bake cakes, cookies, bread, bars, pies, candies and anything else. My family loves that I love to bake since they get to eat everything. I usually end up experimenting with recipes and just try to make them healthier.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always love to have one big family get together at least once a year. My family doesn't celebrate Holidays, so we have it at other times. It's usually at me and my moms place, and I ususally try to do all the cooking. I love the challenge of having to make 5 or 6 dishes and have them get done at the right time.
My cooking triumphs
Cream puffs, an awesome coconut cake I make......I don't really know of any really other triumphs.
My cooking tragedies
I'm sure theres loads of them but I can't really think of any that really stand out. Maybe I'm not so bad at this after all.....=D