I'm 33 years old and I've always enjoyed home-cooked food. Recently my husband and I have been very lazy about cooking at home and I've made a commitment to cook 6 out of 7 days a week in 2012. I'm more of a baker than a cook, but as I continue to experiment, my skills are improving rapidly. I'm seeking recipes that are difficult to make to enhance my cooking abilities. I love to sit down to a meal with my family, but I love it even more when it's not just take out food. I've come a long way from Hamburger Helper and one day I hope to start a website selling homemade baked goods to be shipped next day. I will try any recipe that has good reviews and even a recipe with bad reviews if it sounds good for my family.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts: Brownies, Cupcakes, Cakes, Mini anything, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Cheesecakes, Chocolate Mousse.....the list goes on and on.
As for the cooking part, I like all flavors...there's very few things my family and I won't eat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love eating together with my family. It's a great time to sit and enjoy my children's stories and their happenings in life.
My cooking triumphs
The first thing I ever remember cooking on my own from scratch was a French Silk Pie. I made it solely because the photo on the recipe card looked amazing. I poured my heart into it and it was oh so good when I was finished and it looked just like the picture. I was only 11 when I made it and I still remember it vividly.
My cooking tragedies
When I was in sixth grade, my Spanish teacher gave us all cooking assignments. We had to make a recipe from the Spanish culture. I decided to make Churros...a Spanish doughnut. When picking it, I had wanted to make something sweet. I didn't realize all that was involved in it. I made the dough and it came out pretty good. I went to fry the doughnuts and the pot caught on fire. It took me MANY years to try frying something again.