I'm adventurous and love to try new things. I'm good at teaching myself how to do various things by reading and studying. I'm a self-taught artist and cook.
My favorite things to cook
I've been on a cheesecake baking spree lately and have also perfected the perfect chocolate whoopie pie cake that I make for every picnic and family activity.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas we make an old recipe called Fruit Loaf. It's not to be confused with fruit cake; it's an entirely different recipe, served with whipped topping.
My cooking triumphs
I experiment a lot with baking artesian type breads and am getting close to making a Portuguese Saloio bread, but not quite there yet.
My cooking tragedies
I made chocolate chip cookies and added the baking soda twice... DOUBLE YUCK! Fortunately they weren't being taken anywhere so I didn't poison anyone :)