A lover of good food, good wine, and good chocolate! A problem-solver by nature, I'm continually trying to figure out the science behind making food taste delicious!
My favorite things to cook
Dessert, of course! Unfortunately, my metabolism doesn't allow for too many treats, so I'm always on the lookout for healthy alternatives.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Getting together with my family to bake and decorate sugar cookies for Christmas. We always start out taking our time and decorating them all nice and pretty, but we bake so many that by the end, we're usually just slapping on frosting and sugar! Of course, there's plenty of "taste testing" that goes on to ensure good "quality control"!
My cooking triumphs
Successfully pulled off my first Thanksgiving meal in 2009!
My cooking tragedies
I once made a batch of deviled eggs using what I thought was sugar, but was actually salt! The yolk mix tasted funny, so I kept adding sugar to try and sweeten it, but it kept tasting worse and worse until I finally figured it out! I had to throw the whole mix out and start over again! Doh!