I'm a 21 year old female named Ri. I enjoy cooking for friends and family and just seeing their faces when they enjoy the food I make for them. My passion is baking but I will make just about anything that looks good. I Became obsessed with Cup Pies after watching the TV show Pushing Daisies and have been experimenting with them ever since. I have perfected the recipe for easily made mini pies and am proud of them. I will be sure to post pictures of whatever I cook that turns out well!
My favorite things to cook
Cup Pies, Italian Chicken(My creation), Spaghetti, Chili.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father grew up with Italians and my mother is Swedish and German, so our recipes range from Polska Kielbasa with boiled potatoes to Home made Spaghetti and Meatballs, and everything in between. My mother was never too great at baking and my father does not like following recipes, so I took up the baking in the house. I am very anal retentive and obsessive about following recipes, so I know when it is terrible, it was a flaw in the recipe and not MY fault. ;)
My cooking triumphs
I perfect everything I enjoy. Baking AND cooking.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 10, I wanted to make dinner for my family. I tried making beef stroganoff. I didn't have the right noodles so I used lasagna noodles and everything was burned, the noodles were mush, and I ended up just stirring it all together. They put a smile on their faces, but I knew it was terrible.