I come from a long line of creative bakers and great chefs! I enjoy cooking, but I adore baking and have deamed it an outlet for letting off steam and winding down from a hard day. When I'm in the kitchen... it's MY time!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I worked as an ice cream cake decorator for nearly 3 years while I was getting my college degree and that got my creative juices flowing in the kitchen. Now, I look for occasions to create some kind of sweet treat to share. When I am cooking meals, I tend to get bored easily and find myself trying new recipes on a pretty regular basis.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies! We make it all! For about 3-4 days before Christmas my mom, sister, sister-in-laws, grandma, and I spend time baking up a storm. On Christmas Eve we deliver festive cookie plates and tins to family, friends, and neighbors. As my own family creates their own traditions, I have added some of my favorite recipes to our cookie plates.
My cooking triumphs
I just love trying new things! I even have my own website where I have published numerous recipes from family and friends and of course, from my own kitchen. Luckily, my husband enjoys being my cooking/baking guinea pig!
My cooking tragedies
I haven't lit anything on fire (cross my fingers), but I have burned my fair share of meals, cookies, and other baked goods. It's always a tragedy when you have to start over on something you've worked so hard on!