I'm an 18 year old sophomore at LU. I am currently majoring in Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Management and a minor in Accounting.
I have 5 brothers (no sisters!) and I'm the product of a single parent home. I love my mother; she has always been there for me as a friend and mentor, above all, a parent. I am the adored Auntie of a nearly 5 year old boy named Jayden, and a nearly 19 month old girl Jocelynn.
My favorite things to cook
I no longer have a favorite. Before, I'd say dessert. Now, I simply love the art of cooking and the act of sharing that art with the people I care about the most.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On the major holidays, the entire family gets together over food. Everyone brings a dish (or more).
My cooking triumphs
Key Lime Pie. Every family get together or Church event, I'm asked to make this dessert.
Chili! Every cook out or church event that needs it will have me as the one who made it. Currently experimenting on vegetable chili because my nephew has PKU- he cannot consume meat because of the high protein it contains.
Lemon Bars! Deliciously tart with a hint of sweetness on a golden, flaky crust. Say no more.
Chocolate Chip Cookies. Warm, chewy with just the right crispness, and bursting with chocolate flavor.
Sugar cookies! These little gems won the heart of a good friend who became my boyfriend of nearly 3 years. That chapter of my life is closed now, but I suppose the way to a man's heart is still through his stomach! I'll have fond memories when I bake these again.
My cooking tragedies
Other than those typical cooking experiments gone wrong, or the occasional lid on a spice not being secured before adding a "dash" to a recipe... I'm not really sure of a tragedy. Once, I attempted to bake brownies and used a different size of pan than called for. They came out hard as bricks!