I am 22 and an Assistant Office Coordinator for Brinks Home Security here in Apopka, FL. When I am not working I like to draw, sew and of course COOK! I enjoy making things from scratch rather than using anything packaged because, though it takes longer, I can trust what is in it.
My favorite things to cook
I love deserts of all kinds. I enjoy anything that I can make and bring to work to share.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother taught my four siblings and I to cook and we each had a night to make dinner. This is where my love of cooking originated and also the creative aspect of making meals with what is on hand.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first cheesecake for Thanksgiving this year. It was a pumpkin cheesecake with a homemade gingersnap crust. When I say homemade, I mean it. I whipped up a batch or aromatic gingersnaps and processed them in a blender to make the delicous crust. Everyone raved about it even though I hid all the huge cracks with some homemade whipped cream!:)
My cooking tragedies
When I was a lot younger and in the beginning stages of following recipes on my own, I accidentally put it 3 TABLESPOONS of Baking Soda instead of 3 TEASPOONS of Baking Powder into a chocolate cake. Needless to say, the chocolate cake tasted more like soap than anything and no icing could save it. I learned quickly the difference between Tbs and Tsp.