I am a California girl stuck in Alabama with my wonderful fiance who has spent almost 8 years in the Army and is currently in flight school. So I spend my time practicing my southern cooking and impressing our friends with the goodies I whip up!
Occasionally I document my creations and experiments on my blog: toobusyplanning.blogspot.com
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE baking. I hadn't really started cooking until I got my first apartment years ago and slowly but surely I am becoming more adventurous. Luckily, my fiance will eat anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandma is a whiz in the kitchen and I remember always helping her out when we visited but she is also very strict. So many times my she would make something delicious and I'd ask to lick the bowl, but was never allowed to! Now whenever I am making a dessert I always finish off the bottom of the bowl, take that Grandma :)
My cooking triumphs
Making a wonderful Lemon Meringue that my fiance swore I bought, and still talks about.
My cooking tragedies
After having some delicious black bread at an Irish pub I went on the hunt for my own recipe. I though I had found a good one (not on AR, don't worry) and I was so proud of myself. I even went out my way to find a health food store where I could get Rye flour (Alabama doesn't even have wheat flour at the grocery store!!). In the end, the recipe made way too many cute little steak house black bread loaves that were as hard as a rock and tasted even worse. It was the first thing even my fiance wouldn't eat...and the only creation I've ever thrown away!