Well, I am a 23 year old stay at home wife in Berea. I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband who has a good job and wants me to stay home to keep house, cook and have a garden. We have been married for just over 3 years, and we are thinking of starting a family soon! As most really great cooks tend to be, I'm a little overweight, so I love trying new, tasty, healthy foods. I just got a juicer and I'm having fun shredding up all the fruit & veggies in the house!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything really... Authentic foreign dishes are really favorites. I have a recipe for Indian Curry and Naan bread that are great! Plus, I love making Sushi and pork and cabbage dumplings(Jeowtz - doesn't really translate from Chinese into English!) I had a missionary girl from Taiwan as a room mate/best friend in college, and learned so much from her! I really like to bake too - mostly breads, but cakes and pastries sometimes. Decorating is my favorite part of baking cakes, and I've made wedding cakes for 2 of my friends!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to make great gravies from my mom. Canned or restaurant gravies are never as good as mine or mom's. The secret is in the whisking! I make KILLER macaroni and cheese, and sausage gravy. NOT exactly on the diet ;-)
My cooking triumphs
For valentine's day last year, I made dinner for Matt. I thought I'd give him a taste of home by preparing a traditional New Orleans menu. It turned out so well!! Spare-rib e'toufee, crab cakes, pepper biscuits - it was so good!! Served on Mom's china with candlelight... SOOOO Romantic!
My cooking tragedies
Occasionally I have no idea what to cook. So I just start throwing things together and what comes out is not always edible. If I have any really great tragedies, I'll be sure to post them :-D