I am 16 years old. My name is Natalie. I have been cooking most my life. My mom and older sister have always cooked for my large family(6 brothers and 2 sisters) I have picked up on the art, and have enjoyed it ever since I was a young child. I always want to cook whatever is the most unique! I look through recipe books just trying to find something new to try out!
I have TONS of hobbies, and if I can create something with my hands, I am there! I do sewing(I am working on a civil war reinactment costume now!) embroidery, knitting, crocheting, cookie(of course!) boating, biking, walking, writing, photography, drawing, and my favorite....Paperdoll making and collecting! I have a collection of Tom Tierney paperdolls, and I have many that I have made. I also collect plush squirrel dolls(squirrels are my favorite animal!)
My favorite things to cook
Cakes, cream puffs, cookies, rosettes, tortillas, pan dulce, breads, rolls, bagels, almond puff, butter cresents, spaghetti, lasagna, pizza, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is famous for her San Fransisco style sourdough. She sells the starter, and has her own webpage:
My mom is also famous for her Joko beans.
My sister loves making cookies especially, and everyone in the family agrees nobody can make cookies like her!
I usually am the one making the cakes, and pumpkin pies in the family. Everyone requests that I make the pumpkin pie, because they say nobody can do better! :-D