I'm 33 years old and I've cooked my whole life! One of my favorite photos of me I'm probably three and I've helped my mom mix cake batter and I've gotten it ALL over my face from helping her "clean the bowl" with the batter still in it! I used to pedal my bike to the store for ingredients to bake with in grade school. I love cooking and using up ingredients in my fridge/pantry. I don't believe in throwing a lot away. I hate measuring ingredients so I estimate a lot when cooking. Lately I have been on a big kick, cooking lots of vegan and macrobiotic foods.
My favorite things to cook
I love everything from making candy to outdoor cooking!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad was a big griller. I believe that things are always better when cooked on a grill (steak, seafood, veggies). I love charcoal cooking!
My cooking triumphs
When I was about ten I baked a cake and my grandmother showed up with the SAME cake. Everyone told me mine was better, including my gran!
My cooking tragedies
I burn cookies! A LOT! One time I was making a shepherd's pie filling and decided to turn it into a lamb stew instead...after simmering I decided to thicken it with some flour. Dumb me goes and pours a cup of flour into the stew instead of whisking it with some warm water first. It was so lumpy I had to throw it away in tears!