I love making people happy with yummy treats!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook ( and eat) is Spinach Alfredo Ricotta Lasagna . My favorite thing to bake are chocolate fudge brownies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking tradition (now) is making Pumpkin Bars for Thanksgiving and Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries for Christmas. I love how insanely excited everybody gets when they see them and how incredibly happy they are when they eat them!
My cooking triumphs
My cooking/baking triumph would have to be my Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries. I use to be IN LOVE with Brach's Chocolate Covered Cherries. I mean I LOVED THEM XOXO. Years and Years. They were sooo goood...that creamy sweet center and milk chocolate...ohhhhh.. And then.... one day....PANIC. They weren't in the stores anymore. Probably just out of stock I assumed since they are so good! Nope. Discontinued. I went so far as to email the Brach's Company about it and my worst nightmare had come true...they were really gone. I've tried other brands and even gourmet kinds but not so great. I realized if I ever wanted that kind of cherry again I was going to have to learn how to make them myself. I played around with different kinds of recipes and after how many years, experimenting, goofs, tricks and a Chocolate Melting Pro later, I am not only eating the seriously most awesome Chocolate Covered Cherries EVER..I am bringing smiles to all my friends and families during the Holidays!
My cooking tragedies
See Cooking Triumph...same story :)