I'm an ER nurse who likes to try out new recipes on my coworkers (they don't seem to mind).
My favorite things to cook
I'm quite good at pies, but I like to try new things. I'm obsessed with cookbooks--my husband had to build me my own bookcase for them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my Mom and sister and I get together for a "bakefest" at Christmas time...for cookies, bread, candy...lots of wine and a big mess.
My cooking triumphs
I've managed to duplicate my Mother-in-Law's "famous" apple pie (so says my husband), and the Barbie cake (with the doll in the middle that I made BEFORE I saw Martha do it) that my niece wouldn't let anyone cut for an hour.
My cooking tragedies
My first foray into the quick bread realm with a zucchini bread recipe I found in a magazine. The recipe had to have been wrong, as it called for no sugar or any type of sweetener. Not even the dog would eat it.