I have always wanted to bake but I hate cooking (actual meals, as opposed to pastries, etc.) however, as a student away from home, I learned these skills were necessary to life (and much appreciated by boys ;->) I've since graduated but found that allrecipes has been a fun and fast way of finding new and great recipes to test out!
My favorite things to cook
I love cookies (and all things that contain copious amounts of sugar) but I have started trying to make healthier choices. It's a bit of a balancing act, but the variety and quality of recipes I've found on this site have been an extraordinary asset.
My cooking triumphs
I've really begun mastering sugar cookies and shortbread (from recipes found on this site) and I'm now well-known among family and friends for these particular cookies. I'm not too bad with the peanut butter or chocolate chip (not my fav, but the things I'll do for my friends)kind either ;->
My cooking tragedies
I have, when I first started trying things, taken on jam filled cookie sandwiches (for an elementary school bakesale, when I was the student) which were far beyond my level and my work ethic. I also mixed up ingredients or skipped steps and backtracked with sugar cookies, too, but, it's worked out in the end, if not exactly the way I had hoped.