My favorite things to cook
I love making desserts. Cakes, brownies, cookies, pies, tarts, puddings, fudge, chocolates, I've even made panna cotta and blancmange. Cooking meals is fun, but desserts are a passion. I have become the source for desserts at my work now, and anytime I want to test a recipe I leave it on the kitchen counter and see how fast it disappears.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My nana's chicken soup and grandma's chocolate cake are hands down my favorite family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
I think one of my proudest moments was when I made a perfect cheesecake on the first run of a recipe. No cracks, smooth texture, not overcooked, moist crust that stayed together, it just came out better than any other cheesecake I have ever made. I felt like dancing when everyone said it looked like something in a professional bakery.
My cooking tragedies
Making any candy that isn't made of chocolate still seems to be beyond my skill level. I either burn it, cook it too long, or don't cook it enough. I've made peanut butter 'chews' that could qualify as the hardest substance known to man. I'm currently avoiding that area of dessert making in the hope that I will grow into it or something.