I am an Alaskan Eskimo and am bilingual with Yup’ik (you-bic) being my first language. I am the oldest of my four sisters and three brothers. I don’t have any kids but hope to have one in the next year or two. I am engaged to marry on June 30th, 2007. I love to cook, clean and take care of babies. I love the color red. I turn the air conditioner on when the outdoor temperature reaches 65 degrees. I love Alaska, I love the snow. I enjoy going to New York City for Christmas and I hate summers in New York City because it’s just too hot for me. I love to feed people and love it when my cooking has "hit the spot" in others.
My favorite things to cook
I make the greatest lasagna and I love to cook it for a feast and bring it to work because again, it’s the greatest and people love it. I love the slow cooker, HOORAW… to the person who invented the slow cooker. The seven-layer dip is so easy but so very tasty so I love to put it together; same goes for the tater tot hot dish. My honey loves a good pistachio cake so I love to bake this for him. My honey is Haitian and his mother recently taught me to cook a few Haitian dishes and I enjoy cooking whatever Haitian dish I can for my honey.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Unfortunately neither my family nor my fiancée’s family has cooking traditions that we can take on so I plan on starting a tradition to pass on to my children and hopefully to my children's children. The one thing I love to do that I’d like to call a cooking tradition is have people over at my place once or twice a year for a nice little feast with nothing but food which I've prepared.
My cooking triumphs
My recent triumph was cooking a tater tot hot dish for a potluck at work, it was a HUGE hit! There were no left overs, YIPPIE! People liked it so much they asked for the recipe. It's soooo easy, yet soooo good!
Cooking a good Haitian dish for my honey is a huge triumph for me. I'm very excited when I can take him home with a Hatian dish I've prepared.
My daddy is very picky eater so each time I cook something he enjoys is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I was invited to a friends house for dinner so I figured I can cook a pan of lasagna since she loves my lasagna. The lasagna came out very, very salty. I was so upset I decided not to go. Another lasagna tragedy happened while I was cooking lasagna for the first time for my honey. I cut my finger and it was so deep and painful I had to have my honey finish the cooking.