Mar. 19, 2009 11:48 am
Updated: Oct. 28, 2009 3:23 pm
I love surveys and I love food... this is perfect. :)1. How do you like your eggs? Baked into a cake or crispy meringue cookie.2. How do you take your coffee/tea? Iced tea. I don't really like hot beverages.3. Favorite breakfast food: Bagel with cream cheese and…
I love food. Seriously LOVE it. I often myself eating one thing and already planning my next meal. I love how it brings people together and acts as a social glue or focal point. Food was love in my family growing up and I have found myself taking on the same attitude as I establish my own household. Not so good for the dieting though. :)
My favorite things to cook
I love comfort food... mac and cheese is a house specialty, along with my great-grandma's tuna casserole. Fondue is always fun too (did I mention I love cheese?). I love experimenting and trying new recipes. My boyfriend is a meat and potatoes guy so I am always trying to find new recipes/methods that we both like. While not being a huge dessert person, I love to bake and try doing things from scratch.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a former hippie who married a meat and potatoes guy and loved to cook (gee is there a pattern here?) so I grew up with everything from grilled cheese with sprouts to tahini to slow cooked roast and augrautin potatoes. I also have a Portuguese grandma who makes amazing beans and Linguica, sweet bread, and "sopas" (thanks heavens for Goodgle, apparently what I grew up with as sopas at festa is really Sopa de Espirto).
My cooking triumphs
My first lemon meringue pie from scratch was a great moment. Any and all other random and/or elaborate desserts that have succeeded (see failed notes below).
My cooking tragedies
Mooshy, mooshy meringue cookies. Boston cream pie with cake layers that refused to rise. Deep dish pizza where the crust was so tough my dogs didn't like it.