I've been getting recipes from this site for years but never wanted to commit to adding my name to yet another site. I love to cook and create dishes so much that I should be honest about my passion. I am changing from a party girl to a true homemaker. This was not on purpose, I just fell in love with food and how to cook it.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta dishes that require basil
I'll cook anything with tuna or salmon steaks
seared tuna steaks
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't know yet, when I build my family, maybe then, I'll have some. My mother isn't the worlds greatest cook. She has a few dishes but as a child I was not a stranger to boxes, cans, and frozen meals. This makes me eager to try to cook anything I can and make it from scratch. My Dad taught me the basics of cooking but no big meals, those I learned from Paula Dean, Martha Stewart and Rachel Ray and of course you all here on All Recipes
My cooking triumphs
My first baguette which I believe I got the recipe here was delicious, hard in the right places and soft in the right places.
My first apple pie, with everything from scratch came out perfect in taste and appeal. The crust was right and not too dry or moist. The apples were just right and I enjoyed making designs in the dough.
My cooking tragedies
Quite a few mistakes with baking breads, attempts at Alfredo sauces when I did not have enough cheese,
One particular time a friend requested I make fish as his wife was allergic. I bought swordfish, which I'd never even eaten. I figured, I'm a great cook, I love and cook tuna, mahi and salmon steaks how hard could this be.... well unlike those other fish swordfish does not absorb seasoning the same way and it was very very bland. I had a recipe but figured I could make up for marinating time but adding extra zest and seasoning. Bad idea. Somethings need time.
Thats what I've learned in cooking, all things need their own time.