I'm a primary school teacher who loves to cook and bake as a wind down. I started baking as a child, after my mum's declaration that she didn't like to bake. From then on, it was my job to supply the goodies for the holidays or when a cookie craving came on. Eventually I ventured from my beloved kitchen-aid mixer to the stove and am attempting to learn to cook like the ladies of my family.
My favorite things to cook
French Onion Soup, Risotto, Ina Garten's Chicken Pot Pie, Baked Potato Soup White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, Shortbread....to be continued.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas I make Almond Crescent Cookies because I can't remember a Christmas without them.
My cooking triumphs
For my parents 25th wedding anniversary I cooked a plated 4 course meal for 30 people. I had never attempted to cook for more than 4 people before that, so it was a bit of a project.
My cooking tragedies