I have been using allrecipes.com for years, but just recently became a member. I grew up helping my parents in the kitchen & at a young age began baking & cooking myself. Most of my family is passionate about food & it is something that can always bring us together. I don't have any children yet, but I look forward to sharing my love of cooking & baking with them as well our family cooking traditions.
My favorite things to cook
I absolutely love to bake. There is just something so therapeutic about being in the kitchen & creating something so beautiful & delicous. I also enjoy trying new recipes & improving on old ones. I love spicy food as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family tradition would have to be the holiday baking. It is so wonderful to spend the entire day with my family creating all the yummy cookies & treats that we look forward to during the holidays. Even better than getting to eat them is the chance to be together & catch up on each other's busy lives.
My cooking triumphs
I can't pinpoint any specific triumphs, but I consider it a triumph whenever I make something that people can't stop eating & when they absolutely have to have the recipe.
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make ravioli from scratch in a too small kitchen with in my mind a recipe with poorly written instructions. I ended up having to throw the first batch away because the edges didn't seal & all the filling oozed out. There were a few that we were able to eat, but I vowed to never make homemade ravioli again. In all reality though I know someday I will try them again & be successful.:)