I am a student at sfsu and I like to be outdoors, hiking, biking, running and gardening.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make breakfast for my son, usually pancakes or banana-nutella crepes with whipped cream and grated dark chocolate. I also make a really good chicken breast strip, which is seasoned with thyme from our garden. I also love to experiment with different variations of chocolate chip cookies. Right now I started using cocoa nibs and pecans, an amazing flavor combo.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I enjoy family holiday baking. We make cookies and decorate them. I also make the Thanksgiving pies and my specialties are triple cherry pie with the lattice crust and hand-picked blackberry pie. I use the scraps to make pie cookies which some family members like as much as the pie. I also have a mac and cheese recipe which I learned from my mom. It probably the best I've had. Our Christmas tradition is a standing rib roast with Yorkshire pudding.
My cooking triumphs
the aforementioned pies and cookies and mac and cheese. I've recently developed a gluten-free, vegan chocolate wafer and maple-vanilla wafer. You wouldn't believe how delicious they are!
My cooking tragedies
the occasional runny pie or spread out cookies (not enough flour)