I grew up sitting on the countertop watching my mom bake. I made my first recipe by myself(Pumpkin Bread) at the age of 8. I've been baking ever since!
My favorite things to cook
I like baking cookies, and I've been trying more gourmet recipes. My goal is to find "my" recipes for commonly baked goods, so I've tried several variations of banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, enchiladas, etc, until I've found what works best for me. These go into the "Erin's Cookbook" file to be used for the future. I've recently married and love the idea of having our own family food traditions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas and Thanksgiving always played a big role in cooking traditions. My grandma made great homemade rolls, which were the highlight of family gatherings.
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean stuffed-chicken breast, and have several personal creations I should eventually write down and post. :) My husband says I'm a kitchen goddess--he's never complained at anything I've made...not even the tuna spaghetti casserole!
My cooking tragedies
That first loaf of pumpkin bread when I was 8...I noted how white the baking powder was against the flour. How did I notice such a detail? Well, I used an entire cup of it instead of a teaspoon! Even the birds wouldn't touch it! What did I learn? Always double-check the measurement every time an ingredient is added to the bowl!