My name is Amanda. I am happily married but no kids yet. Just a Siamese cat. I love to read and write. My dream job would be to work in a library or a bookstore or possibly a comic book shop. :) I'm a secretary for now though. I am also really disappointed in allrecipes for not including crochet in the hobbies section.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake. I really like to make cakes and cookies the most, But my husband has a gluten allergy. I'm in search of good recipes for his allergy- especially ways he can get good, healthy carbs to replace the ones he would have had from bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love my mother's Hot Chocolate and her Cranberry Relish! Those are what make me look forward to the winter season. I am disappointed that I discovered I'm lactose intolerant and can no longer have mom's hot chocolate. I'm also crazy about my Aunt Patti's Chicken Salad and Lasagna.
My cooking triumphs
Making fried chicken that my gluten-intolerant husband can eat.
Making one perfect batch of French Macarons.
My cooking tragedies
I sometimes have trouble remembering to adjust my recipes all the way through. I made peanut soup and halved everything-except for the peanut butter. That was some thick soup!