I'm a hospice nurse and I cook to relax. I also get a major ego boost from having people enjoy things I have prepared.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, and pies have got to be my all time favorite. Once I discovered lard crusts I've never looked back.
My cooking triumphs
When I was 16 I baked a 7 layer cake for my birthday party. It was spectacular!
My cooking tragedies
When I was first learning to cook I used cornMEAL instead of cornSTARCH in a strawberry pie. Gritty, runny mess!