Sep. 16, 2010 1:45 am
Updated: Sep. 29, 2010 8:28 am
On Tuesday I ventured to our local farmers market
in search of pumpkins that I could turn into pumpkin puree since I can't seem to find any in the stores. I knew that I needed a different kind of pumpkin than the ones you carve jack-o-lanterns with, I just wasn't sure what kind, or if they w
I am simple girl from Oklahoma. I love love love cooking, and always have. I like that lately I feel like I am getting much better at it. I have always been able to make just about anything with a recipe. I change recipes though, it feels to compliant to follow them I guess. I live with the love of my life, and our sweet bad dog, Miles. I love wine and beer, and finding and tasting new ones. I like doing crafts, helping friends, learning about new people and places, cultures, and religions. I love to travel. I teach daycare.... um, I take a lot of walks. I think thats about it.
My favorite things to cook
Soups Soups Soups and Cookies Cookies Cookies! I know, I know, I am trying to branch out more. I love mexican food, and experimenting with those flavors. I also love italian... who could dislike garlic and tomatoes? I love to bake, but don't have much of a sweet tooth, so I am a good person to be friends with or live next door to. Most of the time I am just cooking for myself, so I am a fan of things that taste even better reheated.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother didn't cook much, which is probably why I love it. She did make the occasional pot roast in the pressure cooker, but I am terrified of them because I once saw her blow a roast all over the ceiling. She did teach me how to make egg noodles and apple cake, so I have a few traditional recipes to hand down. I haven't really created many of my own traditions yet. I make pumpkin cookies in the fall, and pecan tassies for holidays. In the summer, I like to make strawberry cake. I love making cut out cookies and decorating them with my little sister. Oh, and champagne toast on Xmas day......
My cooking triumphs
My chicken enchiladas are to die for. No joke.... As well as that family recipe apple cake I mentioned above. I recently tackled pot pie from scratch with great results. I am cooking a lot more lately, and I love it.
My cooking tragedies
Im perfect... JK! Lets see.... I guess I haven't had anything too horrible happen. I have burned things, but who hasn't? I tend to add too much garlic, which sometimes ruins things. I also never do anything the same way twice... so I will spend my life trying to figure out how I got that chicken salad to taste so good.....