I'm a newlywed who's trying to keep her firefighter husband well-fed! I bake a lot to de-stress, so it really helps that I have a sweet tooth! I love to cook, and am thinking of going to culinary school. I tend to be pretty adventurous, and love trying new recipes and techniques when time allows. I brew my own beer, bake my own bread, and am starting to think about making cheese-- I love controlling what ingredients are in my food!
My favorite things to cook
All desserts- cakes, cookies, brownies... Pasta dishes- they're usually pretty easy... I'm up for trying anything and everything! I am a firm believer that the Crock Pot is the greatest kitchen invention of all time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I try to help out cooking on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but Mum and Nana have established a monopoly of sorts. Generally, dishes are pretty simple and straightforward, but always very tasty.
My cooking triumphs
My boyfriend and I made a devil's food cake with peppermint frosting for his family's Christmas party a few years ago- I was instantly welcomed in, under the stipulation that I make the cake every year! I also made a pasta dinner for 12 military college men, complete with ziti, sauce, garlic bread, and salad. Not very complicated, true, but I loved every minute of it!
My cooking tragedies
I burned ground beef onto a large pot belonging to one of my roommates. I was trying to make chili without a CrockPot, but wound up making a disaster. She had a set of gorgeous stainless cookware, so I was afraid of having to buy her a new pot. It took 4 days of soaking, scrubbing, and finally a heavy dose of baking soda (once it dawned on me) to get it all off!