Hi! I'm Cicely, and I am a born and bred St. Louisan. I love to try new foods and wines, and I love to share my cooking with loved ones!
My favorite things to cook
Baked sweets are my fave (as you'll see in ALL of my answers)! I've been expermimenting with sugar substitute in a lot of the recipes for baked goods here, and they are turning out well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I usually help my mom with the desserts during holiday cooking, so we get to bond over the mixing bowl.
My cooking triumphs
Near the holidays last year, my mom requested a carrot cake and my stepfather requested a pineapple upside-down cake, neither of which I had ever made before. Both turned out so good that they asked for them again this year!
My cooking tragedies
Lots and lots of burnt cookies...before I discovered the magic that is parchment paper.