I love to bake and I also like to cook. I'm a total baker at heart! I regularly bake sweets for my family, friends, and myself on a weekly basis and love to try new recipes and collect baking cookbooks. My favorite chefs are: Gordon Ramsay, Julia Child, Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto, Graham Elliott, and Grant Achatz.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook stir frys. But, I love to bake cookies, bar cookies, quick sweet breads, and confections.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions is baking cookies at Christmas. I started a new tradition this year(2012) where I bake 12 cookies 12 days before Christmas. :)
My cooking triumphs
Being able to improvise more with dishes and baked goods.
My cooking tragedies
Recently, making sugar cookies that were as hard as rocks! :( Fortunately, they went into a Hello Dolly bar recipe and were awesome! :)