My star rating: 5 STARS ***** Recipe doesn't require tweaking to taste good - cook times & temps are spot on - I'll be asked to make this again. 4 STARS **** Recipe is good, very tasty - Little tweaking is required - instructions make sense & are optimal. 3 STARS *** Recipe requires quite a bit of tweaking to match its name or intention - cook times require tweaking - method is goofy - taste is insubstantial or poor 2 STARS ** This recipe is gross but it MIGHT be my fault - This recipe is in need of tweaking to taste - Recipe is misleading (Chocolate Cake which is actually not chocolate flavored, no matter how tasty, should not come up as 5 stars on a search done for chocolate) Lastly, 1 STAR * This recipe is wrong & you must read reviews to keep from ruining your ingredients - This recipe is inedible, not due to a matter of taste, but due to biology, humans are biologically incapable of consuming this burned/salty/sour/raw whatever combo of foods. One-star ratings are rare for me.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts & yeast breads, primarily because those are what I do best. I also like making salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hors d'oeuvres for Christmas Eve is probably my favorite.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that people remember later is a definite triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Most of them have had to do with MEAT! I can ruin a steak so fast...:-)