Love to cook. A recipe follower to the bitter end but starting to not measure everything out. Lately I have even been known to try a substitution in a pinch. Or to (gasp) pull out a seasoning not mentioned in the recipe and shake a bit on my food I am preparing.
My favorite things to cook
I love to find a recipe for something that I would normally order in a restaurant and learn how to make it at home. It comes out better (I get to make it just how I like it) and so much cheaper! Stove top beef or chicken meals are what I make the most of. I love learning how to make desserts also.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everyone in the kitchen and it being chaotic. Its not my tradition growing up but what I hope for in the future with my four daughters.
My cooking triumphs
Lemon Meringue Pie. Potato Skins. Funnel Cake. A really good Chocolate Cake from scratch. Making bread.
My cooking tragedies
trying to make pretzels and bagels from scratch. trying to make yogurt from scratch - never got very solid.