Baking is my passion but I also love to cook!
My favorite things to cook
Fruit pies, chocolate chunk cookies, anything with puff pastry (sweet or svaory!), roasted vegetables, BBQ chicken...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is our biggest cooking and baking holiday. Every year its a 3 three week process of preparing menus, making hors d'oeuvres in advance, and staying up late the night before decorating cakes, and setting the table. We have 25+ people over year, and its always delicious!
My cooking triumphs
Christmas dinner 2011 for my family - 100% homemade from hors d'oeuvres through dessert!
My cooking tragedies
The Ethereal Pear Charlotte is the most difficult baking undertaking I have ever encountered. After 5 pages of directions and countless hours of work, this cake just did not turn out right!