I am a new mother and love cooking for my family! I am always trying new recipes and using new and interesting ingredients - my family has found this to be quite an adventure.
My favorite things to cook
I started baking when I was about 7 or 8. Since then, I have always baked a ton cookies at Christmas time. The smells and get togethers during that time seem to make all the work worthwhile.
I also enjoy cooking dinner for my family (most nights). I figure that as long as I cook at home the cost of ingredients and the amount of calories don't really matter. At least we're not eating out!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year at Christmas I make sugar cookies with butter frosting. They're expected at all the family get togethers.
My cooking triumphs
I won! I entered a cooking contest with our local newspaper and my recipe won 'best entree'. I really didn't think I stood a chance considering the competition I was up against. I hope to enter every year from now on. My recipe was Sweet Potato Enchiladas - I'll try to put my recipe on the site.
My cooking tragedies
I have had many. The most memorable was my first try at a professional buttercream recipe. Exactly how does one frost a cake with soup?