I am originally from the west coast. I am married with no children, and a hungry dog who lurks under foot when I cook. I like to cook to relieve stress as I have been a full time student and study a lot at home.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking fish, and am always looking for restaurant quality recipes for seafood. I have been experimentng with fresh herbs and thai curries lately.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Swedish Christmas anise seed sugar cookies with decorator frosting
Fudge, traditional and marshmallow creamed
Chocolate oatmeal drops
Raspberry filled jam tarts
Homemade donuts and spicy mulled cider on Halloween
Easter bunny cookies with coconut marashino noses, and raisin eyes
Canned fruits with whip cream-yes this is really good from my grandmother.
Christmas eve cocktail buffets which I have taken on myself now. I do not have the perserverance to do the baking yet.
My cooking triumphs
See any of my reviews
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a chocolate cream pie, and wound up using 2 cartons of eggs to get enough whites for the meringue. Lesson learned: go slow when separating. Also, Dont accidentally dump all the yolks into the whites.