The first time I ever cooked a complete meal was a Sunday dinner for my family. I was 13 and created a complete Italian dinner -- right down to the Italian Rum Cake. It was a big hit and made me want to try other recipes. I have loved cooking ever since.
My favorite things to cook
Among my friends I am known for my baking -- pies, cakes, breads, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from an English family -- so nothing beats good old roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
My cooking triumphs
I have done specialty cakes for friends. My favorite was a white chocolate and raspberry wedding cake I created for a cousin. I also love to create kid's birthday cakes -- they are a lot of fun.
My cooking tragedies
Way too many to list... they go all the way back to a "peanut butter soup" I made for my father when I was about 10. You can't be afraid to try something new --and that means failures along the way.