I work in a grocery store currently. It's nice because i have easy access to try new foods and share ideas with customers. It's not where i ever thought i'd end up because i went to college for television production, but i couldn't find a job in my field and since i'd worked in a grocery store through school i knew i'd be able to get hired right away and i've been there ever since.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook almost anything. I'm known around friendsd and family as the 'cookie lady'. I like to bake cookies for holiday gifts and other times throughout the year. I like to make my own pasta sauce and every year we go to the apple orchard and get fresh apples to make applesauce and pies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both of my parents worked while i was growing up, so i learned from my mom how to make interesting meals fairly quickly. She always had certain items on hand for that reason. On the weekends my dad would often bake bread, pies or brownies. At the holidays my mom, my brother and i would make cookies together. We like all kinds of easy to prepare foods like tacos, casseroles, pasta and stir fry.
My cooking triumphs
The past year i developed my very own cookie recipe based on S'mores. After several trials we found the right combination of ingredients and they turned out awesome.
My cooking tragedies
A while back i tried to make an apple pie. It turned out awful! The crust was burnt, the filling was runny, it was terrible. I got so frusterated i threw the whole thing in the dumpster, including the crappy pie plate i baked it in. The next day my girlfriend took the same recipe, bought a new pie plate and baked the pie and it was perfect. I think it was then that i learned baking needs precise measurements and i don't always have the patience for that.