I love to cook and bake. I live to eat, not eat to live. I love eating out and trying new things! I’ve been a vegetarian for my whole life, but I do sneak the occasional slice of bacon or pepperoni.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are usually vegetarian; Indian, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine are a few of my favorites. I also have a sweet tooth; cheesecakes and cookies are my specialties!
My favorite family cooking traditions
People often wonder where I get my love for cooking; my Mom cooks out of a box and my Dad was always too busy to cook. Perhaps I am a foodie at heart and it was an instinct for survival?
My cooking triumphs
This would have to be Christmas 2007. I cooked the biggest meal I have ever made, all from scratch. Because I knew it was our last Christmas with our Dad, I made all of his favorites, including salmon with creamy dill sauce and scalloped potatoes. I also made a turkey, chicken cordon bleu, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and a green salad. I almost ran out of room in the oven!
My cooking tragedies
Most recently I dropped an entire quiche on the floor. I was trying to move it to a different rack in the oven, and I dropped it upside down. What a mess!