I'm 40 yrs old & at the happiest time in my life! I live with my boyfriend up the block from the ocean. He likes cooking too which makes for lots of fun around our place! Living in a beach town is awesome!! We have lots of friends & have lots of get-togethers...a lot of cooking & baking keeps everyone happy.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy foods...I make my own protein bars, lots of dishes with fruits & veggies, chicken & fish. I also enjoy baking cookies, breads, cakes... Just about everything I guess. And I make a mean sangria!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up helping in the kitchen every night. Summer bbq'ing brings back special memories, using produce from our garden & the farms around us...& my Mom's baked beans were killer! My grandfather made an awesome banana split pie that is still in demand in the warmer months. Holiday time, of course, brought lots of cooking traditions...the cookies at Christmas, the pumpkin bread around Thanksgiving, the ham at Easter. I still have to make certain dishes at certain times of the year to give myself that nostalgic feeling.
My cooking triumphs
My protein bars, which get raves from my friends, conquering a roasted turkey, perfecting sangria & my boyfriend's favorite fudge ribbon cake, and making kick-a** bbq'd spare ribs in my crock pot!
My cooking tragedies
The 1st time I made a turkey..LOL!!, a stuffed chicken breast that was kinda icky, a few batches of cookies here & there when the baking sheet & oven wouldn't cooperate.