My name is Jenn and I'm 26. I've been cooking since I was just a little girl, helping my mom around the kitchen and eventually cooking things by myself. I currently live in Kentucky with my boyfriend, who also loves to cook. We're constantly on the look out for tasty new recipes to try out and tweak to perfection. I love having dinner ready for him when he gets home from work, but I also love cooking with him. Every day should include a fun adventure in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking! I'm always looking for new cookie recipes, as well as new breads, cakes, pies, etc. I also like cooking for other people. Entertaining is a new found love of mine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every holiday my job has been making the deviled eggs. It's a quick and easy dish, but there's something so comforting about making them (and eating them!). To me, it's not a holiday without them.
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I perfect a recipe, figuring out exactly how much salt, removing an unneeded ingredient, adding a clove of garlic... Tasting something that the first time was an 'Mmmm' and now is a 'Wow!' is my idea of a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Every Christmas I make assorted cookies to take to family events, charity events, and so on. Last year, my Mom asked me to bake my famous chocolate chip cookies (a recipe from the allrecipes.com site, I might add). My sister was helping me, and in our laughter and talk, I completely forgot to add the baking powder to them, AND added too much flour. I didn't realize it until the first batch came out of the oven, puffy, weird looking, and tasting pretty gross.
Needless to say, I ended up trashing the whole batch, then running to the store to buy more ingredients. My sister still won't let me forget it.