I am a young wife - 23 and have been married for a year and a half already. I grew up with a mom who is a perfectionist in the kitchen. She cooks very gourmet and a lot of variety. We always joke (though it's true) that if the family likes the recipe, we'll only have to wait a year to eat it again. I picked up a lot of tips from her, but didn't put them into practice until getting married and having someone to cook for. Now I enjoy finding new recipes and am constantly looking for new and exciting recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Cheesecakes - I love trying all sorts. My husbands like fruit variations while I love deep, rich chocolate or coffee types.
I also love to cook mexican food - anything mexican, though I'm afraid mine is not as authentic as the real thing since I don't do any deep frying.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Decorating hundreds of Christmas cookies each year, homemade cinnamon rolls on Sunday mornings, and the nights my dad got to do supper - waffles or pancakes for dinner!
My cooking triumphs
My 4 Layer Chocolate Cappuccino Tort!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to squeeze food coloring for icing out of an old bottle, squeezing too hard and ending up with yellow dye all over my clothes, my friends clothes, our faces, hands, and the marble kitchen counter!