I'm a stay at home wife and mother. I have been in the kitchen since I was little. I love everything about food. I'm modest when cooking and don't like to ever say it's amazing. I bet sometimes it is :) I love trying new things in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have one cuisine or type of cooking I like best. I like to make my own pie crust (always!), and experiment with recreating that asian dish I had yesterday. I heart all things spicy. I like to tell people "I made that" for things that aren't typically made at home like tortillas and yogurt. I like the funny looks people give me lol. I'm definitely more of a from scratch kind of girl. When you'd rather buy it in a can, I'd rather make it myself.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother taught me the importance of food bringing people together. Isn't that why everyone gathers in the kitchen?! I love making Christmas cookies/candy. My mother taught me how to make her famous chili and chicken soup.
My cooking triumphs
Pie dough. I don't understand why people are so intimidated by a flaky pie crust. I guess I have my thing and you have yours. Read on. Fruit pies. For some reason I could whip up any type of pie from scratch, but was deathly scared of a runny fruit pie. I'm always really concerned with how my food turns out when served to anyone other than my household. This past summer I made an apple pie and a blueberry pie. They were pretty darn good. Also getting used to cooking on stainless steel instead of non stick. It's true: the meat will let you know when it's ready to be flipped and start with a HOT pan.
My cooking tragedies
White chocolate raspberry cheesecake. I don't know what to say. To my better judgement I removed it from the oven when it didn't look done. And when it is a gift for someone you can't just cut into it. Well, let's just say that it was a pretty tasty white chocolate raspberry cream cheese pudding. Also letting toffee get too dark until it tastes burnt. What a waste of 2 lbs. of butter. Other than that nothing too major. I don't serve anything unless I know it's atleast ok.