I've been cooking since I was 5. Scared the out of my mom by baking by myself one Saturday morning. I love cooking. I love making people happy with food. There's almost nothing better to me than seeing that look of bliss flit across someone's face when they bite into something I've made and it's perfect. I did attend culinary school and will be opening my own business at some point in the hopefully near future.
My favorite things to cook
Sweets. I have a killer sweet tooth, as my dentist will attest to. I love a challenge, though. I like trying new things and I really enjoy finding new ways to make great classics.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pumpkin chiffon pie at Thanksgiving, cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning and Gram's bacon spaghetti.
My cooking triumphs
Sounds silly, but I'd honestly have to say the look on my husband's face when I made bread for him during Hurricane Ike when people were fighting over pre made bread at the grocery store. It was priceless. No bread on the shelves, but there was yeast and flour. I said, "No worries, I can make bread." He looks at me with this totally incredulous look and says, "You can do that?" It was great!
My cooking tragedies
Mixing up the salt and sugar when making cheesecake. That was horrid. Had to start completely over because I didn't realize it until it had already baked. It wasn't entirely my fault though! Neither container was labeled!