I have been vegetarian for more than 11 years. So, I really enjoy trying new vegetarian recipes; however, I also cook for my family, who are meat-eaters, very often. When I was first introduced to the kichen, baking was my specialty, but now that I am older, I really enjoy the stovetop!
My favorite things to cook
Soups, Potatoes, Vegetarian dishes, Tacos, and pretty much anything else. I like to cook with unique veggies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up eating very traditional meat and potato dinners. My mom always made dinner from scratch, and I plan on doing the same when I have a family of my own. I believe that cooking with love is incredibly important.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first pie, a raspberry pie with a lattice top, at the age of 12. Since then, I have mastered cinnamon raisin bread and the perfect pie crust. I have also been making homemade gingerbread houses since I was very young. My Mom even had cookie cutters made for this tradition!
My cooking tragedies
I can't quite figure out the filling for a cherry pie. Perhaps I have been adding too much almond extract or maybe I need to try fresh, not frozen, baking cherries. Any tips?