I am a busy professional who works 5 days a week at least 12 hours a day which makes coming home and cooking a hard thing even though I love it so much. My boyfriend usually does the cooking during the week and I usually do it on the weekends. We have complete opposite schedules which makes making meals sometimes a hard task. We both share the love of cooking and trying knew things and often watch the show "chopped" and play along. We sometimes even do a little game of chopped at the house when we find ourselves with some random ingredients and needing to make dinner. I am constantly on the road for work so eating a good meal for lunch is hard so I am starting to look for recipes that can be made for dinner and then used for lunch but doesnt need prep or heating as that is not possible in my car. Also recipes that are good for freezing. I am very into healthy but flavorful foods and I love to run. I have done an ultra- marathon, 5 marathons, and numerous halfs and countless 5ks and 10k
My favorite things to cook
Anything that my grandmother has taught me. My favorite would be all the desserts, even though I am not one to eat them... too sweet for me. And all the carb loving foods. I am getting into learning how to make sauces to accompany foods, finding it not as difficult as it always seemed to me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother's food, we just put together a cookbook of all the recipes my grandmother ever used for family gatherings... a whopping over 1000 pages! My boyfriend and I were talking about trying all the recipes and making sure we took pictures, just like the "julie and julia" movie. My grandmother taught me everything I know about cooking and passed away when i was still young and so I have a lot of questions about her recipes and especially since sometimes she only wrote down partial recipes!! b/c she knew it by heart. I cant wait to get started!
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say breakfast foods and always the sweets I make. I enjoy making this people recall from when they were younger and bringing back that memory to them. I know the feeling of whenever I make something of my grandmothers and it actually tastes the way hers did!
My cooking tragedies
When I was about 9 I mixed up baking powder and baking soda when making cupcakes and as much as my family tried to fake how much they enjoyed them they finally gave up and spit them out.