My favorite things to cook
Anything that makes people go "mmmm!"
When I first started cooking, I stuck with what I knew how to do, which was breakfast items and baked goods. Now I just love finding new ways to play with old recipes and experiencing new flavours in recipes I've never made. I cook for fun, and I like challenging myself in the kitchen, whether it be with a new cooking process or using what I have on hand in my pantry.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every December my mom and I would bust out bakeware and make all sorts of sweet Christmas goodies: cookies, truffles, fudge, caramel corn...you name it. Now she leaves a lot of the holiday baking to me, and I love every minute of it!
My cooking triumphs
Making new york style cheesecake right....the first time! Every new recipe I try that makes people fight for the last helping is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
There are always goof-ups, but that's part of the learning process. I remember once I tried to make bread (I don't own a bread machine). It smelled great in the oven, but when I popped it out, it was the size and weight of a large brick...I hadn't let the dough rise long enough! Still tasted good, just.... you know, dense.