I'm a purest when it comes to cooking. I come from northern Ohio where Maple syrup is produced so the thick gooey syrup stuff wall street tries to market as syrup doesn't fly with me. I also love "TRUE" Belgian waffles. (Cooking waffles on a "Belgian waffle" iron does not make them Belgian waffles. Using yeast does). Cooking can be an art but it's also a science which means if you understand that part of the process, your recipes will be better for it. So, now you know I am a snob about some aspects of cooking. I know what I like and I like what I know. There are many simple things one can do that have been lost over the years that can make one's baking/cooking much better. Now, about this Orange thing.
I wear something ORANGE every day of the year EXCEPT for halloween...I love music, football, family, friends and faith (not in that order). My Orange, though, has nothing to do with halloween. For me every day is an Orange day!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake cakes. I love to "create" new ideas for cakes. I love the "science" of baking. I guess that's why I love the show "Good Eats" with Alton Brown...the best cooking show on tv. HALLELUJAH! I just discovered Mr. Brown is recording "ALL NEW" episodes of "Good Eats!".
My cooking triumphs
Creating one of the first Key Lime cakes (March of 2007). It took me two and a half years to perfect it and now I am seeing Key Lime cakes popping up everywhere.
My cooking tragedies
Never ice a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting before the cake has properly cooled...especially if it's three layers sitting on the top shelf inside a refrigerator!