I've been cooking since I picked up my mother's copy of the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook and, at the age of 11 years, greeted my parents with my first pan of brownies. Since then, I've expanded by cooking repertoire, but in my chest still beats the heart of a baker!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking desserts, especially bar cookies. To me, they tend to involve less fuss than even drop cookies, and they can feed and please a crowd. But I love cooking in general...it's not just the end result, but it's the process.
My cooking triumphs
Although unfortunately I cannot locate the recipe anymore, I made a fudge chocolate chip bombe when I was in college that had my friends licking their plates!
My cooking tragedies
I've certainly had as many tragedies as I have had triumphs, but the worse was when I was about 11 years old and made a soup with my dad and, in the spirit of experimentation, decided to throw in lime slices, rind and all. Blech.