We are an athletic family of distance runners living in the mountains at an elevation of 8400 ft. Because we live at a pretty high altitude, for all baking I only use one fourth of the amount of baking powder or baking soda called for in a recipe plus I have to cut back on fat and sugar in most recipes just to make things work. This works out well since we like to eat healthier anyway. We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. Since we live a long way from grocery stores and restaurants, a well stocked pantry is a must to eat well.
My favorite things to cook
Baked or grilled salmon, seafood, pasta, yeast breads, soups, and Italian and Asian foods are all favorites here. I love cake and cheesecake, but I don't make them too often.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook at altitude and taking a perfect loaf of yeast bread out of the oven.