I married my best friend in September of 2005 and we are building a house right now and living with family. I can't wait to get into my own kitchen again! I borrow the relatives' that we live with once in a great while otherwise, since last March, if you can't cook it in a toaster or a microwave, we havn't eaten it! Sad. Right now I work as a graphic designer, as a "samdwich artist" and am going back to school for business. I also am a wedding and portrait photographer hoping to get my business off the ground when I'm done with school in the spring. You can see I'm busy and that's another reason for not being able to cook at home! The house will be done in February so then... LOOK OUT NEW KITCHEN! ;)
My favorite things to cook
I'm still trying to live up to my husband's grandma's cooking. (I think the wives in here know what I'm talking about!) I am pretty experimental when it comes to baking and cooking. The thing I probably make up most often is cookies. Other than that, I am really enjoying trying out new pastas and grilling recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite childhood memories include helping my grandma bake her Finnish flat bread from scratch, it has always been a family favorite and is best paired with her summer pea soup made from her garden grown vegetables.
My cooking triumphs
I'm most proud when something that I "invent" turns out good. Anything that I make that my husband loves and asks for me to make again is a triumph. He's kinda picky at times...
My cooking tragedies
Well, my most memorable one was back when I was very young maybe 8 years old and one of my friends was over. We wanted to make scrambled eggs so I asked my mom how and I switched a couple steps around... I fried the eggs and then added the milk and mixed them. :S Embarrasing... But there's been many more than that. My dad likes to tease me about my "scratch cookies" because you have to scratch off the burnt bottoms before you can eat them! Also, my Dad (isn't he funny) claimed to have broken a tooth on a pork chop I made as a child and laid on the couch in total pain... with a devilish smirk on his face.