I'm a happy, upbeat person who loves to cook and try new things. I also love to crochet, read, go to museums and have fun times with my family, boyfriend and friends!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, I used to bake up a storm during my teens but slowed down once I hit college. I've picked it up again, I also love to cook mexican, italian, asian and american dishes, I love experimenting with new things, I love mushrooms! I love learning new dishes and cuisines and am trying to expand my veggie cooking knowledge to get more into my diet.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother used to make Porcupines (hamburger and rice meatballs simmered in tomato sauce) that I loved as a kid! My grandmother makes this amazing wild rice stuffing for Christmas and Thanksgiving and a truly awsome Lemon Pie (no merrange!) My grandfather also love to experiment with cooking and so does my dad.
My cooking triumphs
I made a cheesecake which came out great on my first try! I created a now family favorite mushroom appatizer (for holidays and special meals) and have a "secret" ingredient for my beef stew that has friends, family and my boyfriend always begging me to make it!
My cooking tragedies
I've forgotten to switch the oven over from "preheat" to "bake" or accidentally switched it to "broil" a few times and ruined a few things!