I'm 26, and like cooking and baking from scratch. I am a homemaker for my wonderful husband, who loves to eat-it's a match made in Heaven! I bake at Christmas for my extended family, as well. It's a tough crowd, since I come from a family of caterers, chefs, and professional bakers!
My favorite things to cook
I love southern food, but am not a fan of tomatoes and onions, so I like to adapt southern recipes to our liking as often as possible. I enjoy making homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, stuffed strawberry french toast, homemade doughnuts, lasagna, homemade bread, rolls, chicken pot pie, and casseroles.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies, bars, and fudge are essentials in our family, and we've always gotten together to do them as much as possible.
My cooking triumphs
My first professional-style decorated cake for a church fundraiser, it was a teddy bear shaped cake, too cute! (I was 18)
I've won some cooking competitions and have had recent successes with canning and creating my own recipes!
My cooking tragedies
My first batch of from-the-box mac 'n cheese, (I was 9) I didn't cook the noodles long enough, and didn't realize I was supposed to DRAIN the water before adding the cheese packet...ewww!