I have grown up in a family who makes good food a priority. Ever since I was little, with my own Easy Bake Oven, I have loved making anything and everything, from toast to escargots.
Most of my skill comes from my mother, who is a cook straight from heaven. Without her I would be lost.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make pizzas, cakes, cookies, and bread. Cooking a big meal for a big group is something I also find exhilerating.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't had a major one yet, but my great-great grandmother didn't want her daughter, my great-grandma to get into serious relationships with boys so she concocted her own birth control and put it in the pantry without telling my greatgrandma. One day my greatgrandma was making a cake and she ran out of shortening, so she unknowingly pulled out the birthcontrol mixture, as it resembled shortening, and put it in the mix. When the cake came out lumpy and odorous, she wisely fed it to the chickens. When she explained to my great-great-grandma why there was no cake, my greatgreatgrandma simply laughed and explained. To this day we still have no clue what the heck what in that birth control mix...