My husband and I moved to Port Angeles, Wa three years ago from Flagstaff, Az. We are on the search for the ideal place to live and are still deciding if this is it. We would like to sell everything and travel but until we figure out how to do that with three big dogs, we are staying here.
My favorite things to cook
I always love to bake but I really enjoy experimenting with new ingredients and trying to recreate dishes that we have had in restaurants.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is from England.We always have mincemeat pies and bakewell tarts. It just wouldn't be Christmas without them.
My cooking triumphs
I applied for a baking job at a very upscale retirement community that was just being built. I did not have any experience baking professionally so my chances for landing the job were slim. To my surprise, they hired me. My first assignment was to make a dessert plate of three small desserts for the grand opening dinner for 1000. Some how I managed to pull it off with the only problem being that I came up a few plates short.
My cooking tragedies
One day I decided to make dog treats from a recipe that contained liver and mackerel. On the same day, my brother-in-law was bringing his new girlfriend over to our house to meet us for the first time. They had a long 7 hour drive from where they lived. Along the way, he was telling her what a great cook I was etc. When she walked in the front door, the smell of the dog biscuits baking made her immediately start retching. They may not of smelled good to us, but my dogs couldn't get enough of them.