A very SOUTHERN and sassy, 30 something, single mom of a food loving teenage boy. I have always had a love for food and cooking, but have often been too busy to really dive in to it. Over the last few months, I have alotted some time each week to try a few new dishes and perfect the baking of the chocolate chip cookie. :)
My favorite things to cook
Anything and everything. I have traditionally been a cook and never considered myself a baker..BUT I can honestly now say...I am a cook and a baker. I have had so many more cooking/baking successes than cooking/baking failures over the last few years.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, my parents both worked and my brother and I were involoved in more activities than I can remember.My grandmother or our housekeeper often provided our dinners.My grandmother made some signature casseroles that I still look forward to and make today. Out housekeeper was an expert in Mexican food cuisine and made some of the most delicious dishes I have ever had. I didn't realize how much I learned from her at the time and that experience and those recipes are priceless.
My cooking tragedies
Baking. Period. Until recently, I just couldn't do it successfully. I am sure if I lacked the patience or just was horrible and measuring out ingreadients. None the less, this area is so much better and continues to improve.