Cooking has become my own personal therapy. The step-by-step process that comes with a recipe allows me to relax and just focus on the food. Plus I get to add my own creative spin, or at least a little extra seasoning :-)
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake. Cookies, scones, and especially cupcakes! It allows me to use so many of my favorite ingredients; chocolate, berries, peanut butter, bananas, nuts, etc.
This may sound silly, but I always bake with my cat, Fiona. She always gets so excited when I'm in the kitchen. She'll sit and watch the entire process. Her favorite is anything with cinnamon or nutmeg. I swear she likes them better than catnip!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Like many, a lot of my favorite recipes come from my grandmother. I told her all I really want from her as a wedding gift is a cookbook with all of her recipes. I'd love to be able to master them and pass on the traditions I grew up with.
My cooking triumphs
My slow cooker Shrimp Corn Chowder and Donut Muffins, two major family favorites