I've dabbled in cooking since I was a kid, but I really have more of a love for eating than cooking, so I did (and still do) my best to con others into cooking for me. But when my Husband started medical school, I tried to help out a little more and cooking is something I do pretty often now to help out. I don't have a wide array of recipe’s under my belt yet, I don’t tend to cook things that are very complicated, and I almost never cook anything that takes very long because I have a full time job and I simply don’t have time in the evenings to spend all night in the kitchen. The longest thing I’ll cook is risotto, and that’s on special occasions. But I’ve slowly been learning bits and pieces and I’m very excited with my new found confidence in the kitchen. This website and its wonderful recipes and reviews have played a large role in my education.
My cooking triumphs
I can make a mean risotto!
My cooking tragedies
I’d been watching this anime called Yakitate about making bread. Trust me, it’s better than it sounds! Some episodes provide actual recipes. I’d never made bread before, but thanks to my new found passion for breads, I was anxious to give it a go! I paused the TV, wrote down the instructions, and got to work. I bought all the ingredients, including “Active Yeast,” because even I know bread needs yeast! I follow the instructions, and when it says to add the active yeast I open the package and poor it right in. Of course my bread doesn’t rise. I try again on another day. Still nothing. Finally I’m walking through the steps with my Husband, and when I’m explaining the yeast part he realizes I haven’t been activating the yeast. “What do you mean?” I say. “The package specifically states ‘Active Yeast!’ It doesn’t say anything about doing something to the yeast!” Mystery solved. But seriously, how often do ingredients have their own instructions?