I am a teacher, an artist, and a Harry Potter enthusiast. I don't do a whole lot of cooking, but when I do, I go all out!
My favorite things to cook
I love making finger foods and gourmet sauces. Breakfast is another favorite as well as rich delicious desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was always cooking. She catered lunches for my teachers in high school, cooked with my sister and me to make christmas presents, held fancy parties for us with fantastic food.
My favorite memory though, was watching her teach young military wives how to make wonderful meals on a small budget when I was very young.
My cooking triumphs
I made a delightful double chocolate cheesecake for my best friend's birthday featuring the Hogwart's crest and Golden Snitches on top (All made out of chocolates and royal icing). It endeared her children to me immesurably and delighted her as a fellow Harry Potter nut!
My cooking tragedies
After just moving from a city that is barely above sea level to 4000 ft above, I tried to make a croquembouche for a Christmas Eve party. Although I was always successful at making cream puffs when I lived in Florida, they just would not turn out right here and I actually have saved the two batches I made as dog treats for when my sister brings her pup over to visit.