Although I'm fairly young, I've been cooking since my mother held me up to the stove and showed me how to make scrambled eggs. I've just gone from a high-activity job to being tied to a desk, so I'm trying to modify my recipes and eating habits to drop some weight and keep from gaining. My boyfriend is also trying to eat healthier, and he's the most discriminating food critic I know, so if he likes it, I know it's a winner.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook everything, but baking has always been my stress reliever. Those around me have learned to stay away until I get the perfect cookies from a batch!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother and grandmother have always made wonderful, hearty meals that are still my comfort foods. My mom's fried chicken breasts are near the top of that list, and her homemade pizza comes close.
My cooking triumphs
Well, my specialty is pies, and I've had rave reviews on most that I've made...especially cheesecakes.
My cooking tragedies
It's very tricky for me to cook chicken (and sometimes fish) without drying it out. My dad drilled into me that the meat must be DONE, so I frequently err on the side of overdone...