Jan. 8, 2011 10:02 pm
Updated: Jan. 10, 2011 8:23 pm
Today was a special day. One year ago today, our son Jake became legally ours! We spent the day in a courthouse to do what, the Children & Family Court Judge said was the only happy time for him in court, that was to finalize his adoption!
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I am a dental hygienist with a degree in commercial food and baking and my husband is a professional baker. We live in Central Florida with our beautiful son, Jacob, 3 cats, & 2 dogs! I've been cooking for as long as I can remember. I'm a self-proclaimed foodie and love cooking gourmet dishes. I'm an organizer of a Gourmet Cooking Club with over 400 members. However, now with a new baby, I have to do things a bit simpler. I rarely cook the same thing twice and have the ultimate guniea pig, my husband, there is nothing he won't eat! Oh yeah, I am addicted to AR!
My favorite things to cook
I like trying different recipes every time I cook but I love baking desserts (not necessarily cakes), italian, healthy, and of course, gourmet food!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family did not have many cooking traditions.
At Thanksgiving we had Sausage Stuffing which was my grandmother's recipe. At Christmas, mom and I would spend two days making over a dozen different cookies, wrapping them up and handing out as gifts.
My cooking triumphs
Beef tenderloin with cranberry and gorgonzola sauce. The meat literally melted in your mouth. Triple chocolate mousse torte.
My cooking tragedies
My first Thanksgiving in our brand new home...turkey was raw. Also, made my ex boyfriend his favorite dish...baked chicken and Stove Top, I never made Stove Top before and left it on the stove instead of letting it sit. He laughed about me going to cooking school and not being to cook Stove Top! And rice, I can not cook rice to save my life! And who could forget an undercooked cheesecake! The center had a pudding constiency. I was about to toss it however it was scarfed down within minutes. Everyone had dug in with their spoons!