I don't really know. I'll start with the fact that, yes I do like cooking, but I love baking more. There's something about a homemade cake that brings alot more happiness than a plate of roasted pork. lol I live in Cleveland (whoop-di-do), and I haven't decided exactly where I wanna go to culinary school yet. My favorite person to cook for is my Boyfriend (Mack), who I've been with for almost a year now. (Although, he blames ME for his weight gain, I deny deny deny.) I love entertaining and having guests, and word spreads pretty quick about my latest 'hot-new-dish'. They end up begging for recipes to serve at their get togethers. :] SO, in a nutshell, I guess I'm alright. Besides being a good chef, I'm also a pretty cool person. But that's the jist. Enjoy. :D
My favorite things to cook
CAKES!! Goodness, I love making cakes. Cookies are alright, but only for special occasions. I like making asian food as well as mexican, because those two genres have the most colors and it makes presentation beautiful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH< I don;t know. I can really only recall one: every year for Thanksgiving, we go over my Aunt Marthas. She makes all the food, the same usually (Turkey, ham, stuffing, etc...). But she makes her famous cheesecake. She's had the recipe for years, and every year she brings out only an 8x8 pan of it. Luckily, she handed it down to me. So now I get to carry on the tradition. <3
My cooking triumphs
I made Taco Soup once. It started out following the recipe...then I strayed from it. I added more of this, some of that, a bag of these...it turned out more of a spicy taco stew! But everyone loved it!
Another thing I made was pumpkin cheesecake. I was nervous about it, cause my dad repeated to me the phrase "There are something you just don't mess with...one of them is cheesecake." But he ended up loving it, too, so no sweat.
Last one, a red velvet cake I made for Mack. We had only just been a month in to our relationship. I whipped up a two layer red velvet cake with my moms secret icing recipe on top. It's my favorite thing I've made, as well as his. Because when I presented it, not only was it pouring rain (I was in the car), but the only excuse I could come up with was "Happy Tuesday".
My cooking tragedies
Ham and Noodles. Enough Said.
This icing I made once from Country Crock spread, because we ran out of REAL butter. (It made it taste what I can only describe as skunky.)
Fried chicken. It ended up tasting delicious, but it was an adventure me and Mack just can't forget. :]