I'm a cook who never liked to cook until I was out on my own. Than I decided that if I wanted to eat well, I had better try and cook well.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking with alcohol! And that doesn't just mean I get drunk in the kitchen!
Baking pies from scratch can be fun, as well, though I'm still practicing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Slow cooker soups after halloween trick-or-treating.
And my dad's pastries christmas morning while we open presents.
My cooking triumphs
My Very first pie, which came out beautifully and contained the brandied apples I'd canned beforehand.
I wasn't sure if the apples would work as a filling, but got lucky!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at boston baked beans. Total disaster. I didn't notice that I had knocked the oven temp from 350 to 500 (and broil instead of bake!)
The whole pan was a burnt mess.