Funny how I love to write, yet can never come up with anything halfway decent for these "About Me" Sections. I am an aspiring journalist/writer, love to read (and cook, of course!) I have a lot of visitors and house guests, plus four cats, so there's always something going on!
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new dishes or improvise on old standbys, but my favorite time is baking time! I've also got a soft spot for good-home-style Cajun and Southern food. I like to appease people's craving for their favorite foods whenever I can, even if I've never prepared it before.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Holidays! I go all out! Bring on the Turkey, Ham, Gravy and Mashed potatoes! (Not to mention my personal fav, pumpkin cheesecake..) There is something so special and loving about comfort foods!
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say it was cooking my first turkey. I was petrified =) I called my mom and asked her what to do, and the advice she gave me has stayed with me forever. It turned out fantastic! I think that's what gave me the courage to keep trying new things in the kitchen!
My cooking tragedies
Ugh, not exactly my favorite memories. LOL But really, like most cooks, my first few attempts at cooking and baking were pretty bad. I prefer not to think of them as tragedies, but valuable lessons! Rather than struggle on confused, I researched and read as many cookbooks as I could get my hands on. (Still collect them, in fact) I still make mistakes, (don't we all?) but I've also learned how to fix a few of them in a pinch, as well! (Knock on wood)