I'm 31 and engaged, with no kids. I recently moved to the US to be with my fiance, and am lucky to be able to stay at home. We eat low carb...or at least try to. We don't eat out much and most of our food is made from scratch, which means I spend a lot of time cooking. Fortunately, I both have the time and enjoy it immensely. I'm interested in expanding my low-carb repetoire, as well as trying new recipes that look yummy, especially grilling or baking.
My favorite things to cook
I love complex desserts where I'm able to play with presentation. I'm the girl who takes the time to cut out little pastry leaves to place around a pumpkin pie shell.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The only solid tradition in my family is my great-great-great grandmother's Christmas cake recipe. It's the kind that weighs a ton from all of the fruit and nuts. I used to hate it, but over the last few years, I've developed a taste for it. Or maybe I just eat it for the almond paste...that's a possiblity, too.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving '07. I made cornbread stuffing with andouille sausage for my fiance's southern family, except I used three different recipes as a base, messed with the seasonings, substituted bread made with soy flour,and I'd never tasted cornbread stuffing in my life. They raved over it. I was pretty proud of myself.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't made anything really disgusting lately, and nothing has exploded on me in a while. I figure I'm due.
Oh...there was the time I made banana bread and forgot to add baking powder. I think I've still got one around here somewhere. I use it as a doorstop.