My favorite things to cook
Vegetables are definitely my best and favorite of foods. I am also told I am great with Roasts, Baked turkey, Rice dishes, Seafoods, Pastas, breakfast foods, and cake decorating.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My special fried rice, Baklava, "all out" salads, fresh raspberry pie, and candy bar cookies are always requested at family functions. Another tradition is that the birthday person gets exactly what they want on their birthday of course!
My cooking triumphs
After losing my mom to cancer, our family missed her famous Baklava. No one ever thougt to obtain the recipe, which she did not write down. I diligently worked to replicate it and knew I was successful when I introduced it at a recent Thanksgiving get together. I spoiled a few dinners when a few just couldn't leave it alone before the big meal, as it was "just like Mom used to make it".
My cooking tragedies
I realized the importance of baking soda the first time I made a cake at 12 years old. It was a rock. My stepdad and brother ate the whole thing. I think they wanted to make me feel better! I also set my Grandma's kitchen on fire when I was around 7... I liked my toast on the well side and I think I pushed the toaster too far when it sparked!