I like to make good, midwestern comfort food. Something that makes everyone want to eat even if they are already full. And I always like to make Mom proud.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake cookies and use what my summer garden produces.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandma was half Danish/Swedish and my Grandpa was Swedish, and they have exposed our family to traditional holiday dishes when I was little, and have passed a few favorites down to me, such as Aebleskiver and spritz cookies.
My cooking triumphs
I took on an entire-from-scratch recipe for a four layered (fresh from the garden) raspberry cake with homemade buttercream frosting. Also, I made homemade marshmallow fluff which is so time consuming because it takes like 15 minutes to whip & form!
My cooking tragedies
I received one of those Betty Crocker Bake-N-Fill cake dome pan sets, and decided to try it the first time with a pudding center. Well, the pudding would not set and it made all of it all mushy and it was so unappetizing for me, I threw it out.And then I gave my Mom the pan and told her that i couldn't use it, she lost the instructions and couldn't seem to find the recipes online either.