I am cooking at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, Nc. I love my job, I bake when someone needs a special birthday or ocassion cake.
My favorite things to cook
My first love was Baking, I was a cake decorator first. Now I am getting into presentation and more mediteranian style cooking and cooing with wine. It is a whole new world for me and I wouln't trade it for anything right now.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The classic beef stew and biscuits my grandma makes and the chicken and dumplings that my mother in law makes. I also enjoy the spicy things that my mother used to make like hot wings and beef nachos. I have practiced these recipes hoping that I'll have them down pat when I have kids. So that I can teach them. I remember begging my grandmother to teach me to cook. I was so ready from a young age to give it a shot.
My cooking triumphs
I have a wonderful icing recipe that would make anything taste great. And I often just throw things together and I make a terrific homemade meatloaf which my family begs me to make for them.
My cooking tragedies
Breaded italian porkchops. I still don't know what went wrong but they were so chard. I just burnt em black. It's a shame too because they did smell heavenly. OH WELL:)