I cook for myself and a roomie and as many friends as I can get to come over. I'm always looking for the next baked treat to wow my audience.
My favorite things to cook
I specialize in baked goods and have a variety of cookies, cakes, brownies, bars, pies, and other desserts under my belt. I'm pretty fond of the variations of recipes that can be made with the humble potato, too!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a tradition of holiday treats, so my baking ramps up in December. I also have food-themed parties that are pretty popular.
My cooking triumphs
Epic carrot cakes for a loved one's birthday, lemon bars like another friend's grandmother makes, pasta sauce from scratch without a slow-cooker, homemade "Oreo" cookies, and a wicked fruit crisp. My signature quick-but-impressive dessert is chocolate pudding cake that sauces itself in the oven.
My cooking tragedies
I've gone overboard with salt on some poor, defensless chicken, and burnt many a bread slice in my broiler (alas, the toaster oven is broken). I've had vegan cake turn into a weird rubbery slab (at least it went into the trash in one clean piece) and my caramel apple cupcakes were great the first day I made them but mysteriously melted and soggy the next morning.