I have been cooking for over 20 years. There are many cooks in my family and they started me helping in the kitchen from a very early age. Now I enjoy cooking as a hobby.
My favorite things to cook
Homemade soup. 40 clove garlic chicken.
I like to cook various dishes using beans. I put dried beans + water in a small crockpot on high for several hours and then add to recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking style is American classic and most ethnic foods. I am interested in Paleo diet foods, and recipes without milk products and heavily processed ingredients.
At Thanksgiving we eat turkey + lasagna.
At Christmas my family makes some sort of roast and very rarely, yorkshire pudding to accompany the roast.
My cooking triumphs
I really enjoy recipes that require fresh citrus juice or the zest of a rind.
Raw apple pie;
Baked homemade donuts & apple butter using apples from my tree.
My cooking tragedies
I attempted homemade bread with yeast that was expired just 1 week. Result: disaster! Bread did not rise and wasted 6 cups of flour. Bad idea.