I'm a Fightin' Texas Aggie (Class of '08 Whoop!). I work as an Electrical Engineer for a local power company. I love to bake, especially at the holidays when its cold outside. I don't usually cook during the week so my cooking skills need some definite honing.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make sweets of all kinds.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking runs in my family. My mom has always been known for her sweets, especially her chocolate chip cookies. My grandma (on my dad's side) used to crank out homemade pies like no one else. I only wish I had been old enough to learn her secrets!
We always have over the top holiday gatherings centered around the food. We usually only eat about a third of the food and make to-go plates for each family with the rest.
My cooking triumphs
My super easy chicken tortilla soup recipe is a hit with everyone.
My cooking tragedies
I'm a perfectionist. The idea of spending a lot of time on a recipe that ends up tasting mediocre frustrates the heck out of me.