I love to cook. Love to try new recipes, although I'm a tweeker and a measuring "cheat". I rarely measure per se, I'm more of an "eyeballer" as my mom used to say. A pinch of this and a pinch of that is how I learned in the kitchen, that, and TASTE,TASTE,TASTE. Of course, there was; "if you can smell it, its close to being done" but I've been known to burn my fingers a bit, squeezing a roll or steak to check for doneness,too.
My favorite things to cook
chicken and dumplings (made with refridgerater rolls), baked New York style creamy cheesecakes, the pumpkin bread recipe reviewed, the cinnamon rolls reviewed, calzones, lasagna, and fried rice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big family get-togethers, simply TOO MUCH FOOD, added with MORE FOOD.
My cooking triumphs
The first completely homemade German Chocolate cake with traditional coconut pecan frosting. It was my boyfriends first ever cake made just for him. Added the layer of dark rum syrup as was called for in my recipe and , well , it was fantastic
My cooking tragedies
My first Red Velvet cake. It was just awful. I didnt read the recipe carefully and ended up adding WAY WAY too much red food coloring. It ended up making the cake hard as a brick and more red than one. Just terrible,and an awful expense, as food coloring is rather expensive. Ended up just chucking the whole thing and starting over.