I love to cook, it's a treat to me, and I feel a sense of satisfaction when people enjoy the things that I cook and when they compliment me on my cooking skills. I try to use lower fat ingredients, and healthier meal selections, but more often than not, I end up tipping the caloric scale!
My favorite things to cook
I like anything Italian, Southwestern, or Cajun. I love the way the tantalizing smells fill my house when I cook. I think that’s one of the best parts of cooking, baking, or whatever – it’s a highly sensory experience, and I love it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking for the holidays. Since I'm born on Christmas, it's rare that I got a birthday cake (pumpkin pie doesn't count!). So instead of sulking every year and hating the fact that I'm a Christmas baby, I make it a point to make an elaborate birthday cake for myself every year. My favorites are red velvet and cheesecake. I've even made myself an ice cream cake!
My cooking triumphs
The first time I attempted to make a roast, I was so intimidated. My mum and grandma made it seem so easy, but I didn't know where to start. So I marinated and seasoned it in the way I normally do steaks, popped it in the oven, and crossed my fingers. An hour later, the roast came out perfectly tender and juicy!
My cooking tragedies
I once attempted to make a Chicago style pizza. Everything that could have possibly went wrong, went wrong. The sauce was too runny, the crust was too soggy, and the cheese was way too thick. What's worse, I almost choked on my creation! It was a mess.