Food has long been my most defined personal interest. I've never quite understood how others out there can be disintersted in food (as a hobby) because we eat many times a day just to survive. In my opinion, if you're going to have a hobby, it just makes sense to be interested in food! :)
My favorite things to cook
I am a baker at heart. There's something about the precision that's required that resonates with me. My favorite baked goodie and most requested recipe has to be my lemon-walnut scones. I must say they are most impressive!! I got the idea for them on this site. My pumpkin pie is a close second. I've also become quite fond of slow cooking, and have always had an interest in Italian food.
My cooking triumphs
The lemon-walnut scones I make. They constantly surprise me with how excellent they always turn out. Great ingredients result in great food, I suppose.
My cooking tragedies
Though we never like to discuss our shortcomings, I will divulge this. One fall Sunday, many years ago, I was trying to impress my DH by baking a whole chicken dinner. I pulled the chicken out of the oven and transfered it directly onto a crystal serving platter. The platter promptly SHATTERED!!! I was in tears!