I've been cooking since I was in fourth grade, and now I teach 5th grade! I am always on the go, planning my wedding, teaching, and taking care of my adorable puppy. We're always busy around here!
My favorite things to cook
Dessert! Anything sweet works for us :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom taught me to make peanut butter cookies when I was in fourth grade, and I don't think we've stopped baking cookies since then! Especially around Christmas, we love to get together and make several different recipes for our family and friends.
My cooking triumphs
Any time people love my food, I consider it a triumph. My favorites are probably the Chicken Wing dip, Grandma Johnson's Scones, and Chantal's New York Cheesecake from this site. People are always crazy about those when I take them to parties or get-togethers.
My cooking tragedies
I attempted to make someone (I can't even remember who at this point) a birthday cake when I was in 5th grade. I baked and iced it, then decorated it... it was beautiful. As I was moving it from the kitchen counter to the table, I tripped and dropped the cake, then was so shocked I slipped and fell into the cake. There was a huge mess in the floor, and I just sat there and cried for the longest time... Even now, if there is any dessert carrying to be done, I make my fiance do it :) Cake is too good to end up on the floor!