I love to cook. I am very happy when I can spend a whole day trying new things and cooking methods. It is such a good feeling to make others happy by creating food that tastes great and is different from the everyday stuff that people eat. I bake when I can't sleep, works every time to relax enough to rest when I've had a hectic day. I work with all men,most of them single, so I can bring all my baked goods and other dishes to work and they devour everything. Good for getting it all out of my fridge, and they give me honest feedback. They are the best!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, grill and roast things. I have been having a lot of fun making sauces. Fresh veggies, fresh fruit and real butter are a must. If you can get fresh herbs they are worth the extra work for sauces and condiments. A simple roast chicken with fresh veggies is one of my favorite things to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grannies brownies are tradition. Also French cooking,like caramelized onion tart, sauteed green beans,potatoes au gratin, pisto, roasted lapin,roasted beets,coq a vin, and any thing with wine.
My cooking triumphs
cooked a lunch, ( bbq and salads) for about 80 people. Desserts too. Everyone was fed and happy! My help never showed , so I did it alone.
My cooking tragedies
Baked brei that melted everywhere in the stove. Also a batch of muffins that I some how forgot the eggs, not good.