My favorite things to cook
I love to bake- cookies & bars, pies, cakes, breads- I get such satisfaction from baking things from scratch...
My cooking triumphs
My mom thinks it's a big deal that I made a whole turkey dinner by myself at age 12 when she was away from home for the day.
My cooking tragedies
As I mentioned, BAKING is more my thing than other cooking methods. One day, my sisters and I decided we'd make a big feast for no particular reason. I wanted to smoke ribs, so I got a recipe and got everything together, got the woodchips for smoking, read the directions, and got everything going. Once the ribs were on(and they were supposed to slow-smoke for several hours), we left for a bit. When we returned, I opened the grill to find a RAGING fire inside: there was nothing left of the ribs but charred bones. All I can say is when the directions on the woodchips say soak, wrap in foil, poke holes, set on top of charcoal fire- the wet woodchips still catch fire when they're set ON TOP of the burning charcoal. Duh. At least now I know not to follow THOSE directions.