I grew up in a small town in Oregon. My father is a fruit and veggie farmer, so I love cooking with produce that is in season. I always look forward to strawberry season, its my favorite.
My favorite things to cook
A love to bake, so my favorite things to bake are cookies (all kinds but I really love peanut butter), cakes, tortes, creme brulee, pot d'creme, bread pudding, coconut sticky pudding, fruit shortcakes and angel food cake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to cook during Christmas time, since my grandmother is gone, I am responsible for cooking all our family favorites. This includes Danish rice pudding, chocolate mints, caramels, divinity, candied yams, orange rolls, kleiners and much more.
My cooking triumphs
I made a three tiered wedding cake for my cousins wedding in 2006. It was light purple with daisies.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a quiche once and forgot to check my friends oven to see if she stored anything in it. Lets just say that her fire proof safe worked, despite all its plastic melting off.