Thursday, October 22, 2009

Kiss the Cook

Lately I’ve been cooking a lot. Which is strange because I don’t really like to cook. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually a pretty good cook, I can even make ravioli from scratch! I’m just not really into it.

These past few weeks though I’ve been downloading recipes online and trying them out. This past weekend I tackled mini quiches for the first time and this weekend I’m attempting to make a pumpkin roll. This looks difficult but if I get it right I will be soo happy!

Baking is what I enjoy doing the most. Which is funny to me because I hate cake and pies. I never eat what I bake but other people tell me they are good. My specialty is crumb cake.

I like baking more because it’s so precise and one wrong move and you could have something completely inedible. But when it comes together you can get a little slice of heaven. With cooking I like how you can improvise. I almost never measure when I’m cooking I just eye everything. My family looks down on measuring, especially when making marinara sauce!

I just like the smell. How it fills the house up and makes it so inviting. It makes a house a home.

Okay I’m going off on a tangent. I seriously don’t know what’s gotten into me.

Do you like to cook? What’s your special dish?


Karen said...

I cook and bake frequently. I do all of the holiday cooking for my family - Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas day. The problem for me is that cooking is impractical. My sister rarely eats home and it is easier for me to grab take out or meet friends for dinner, than to cook for one.

I recently bake a few apple pies. Those are always a hit.

erin - heart in ireland said...

I like baking! I haven't been very adventurous while living at home though. I can't wait until I move on my own and can cook more!

Anonymous said...

I love cooking and baking for the same reasons you described. I prefer baking when I want comfort and cooking when I feel like experimenting with ingredients. I don't really have a specialty although I do make these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that disappear very quickly when I make them :) I'm also usually in charge of the mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving.