Ok, as most of you may know, I love to cook. Over the years I have improved quite a bit and now I consider myself to be quite the chef. I think more than anything I am best at desserts though. I have always loved them so maybe that's why they always come out so great.
I remember when I was in high school, I would watch "Father of the Bride" which is still one of my favorite movies to this day. I would always get inspired after watching it and decide that I was going to try to make a wedding cake. I would even play the soundtrack to the movie to listen to while I baked. I laugh so hard at that now because 1st) my cakes never came out looking like they did in the movie, not even close and 2nd) I was trying to make a wedding cake when there was no wedding! Haha. Poor Nerm, she just let me do it anyway though and never said how horrible it came out. I'm sure she was probably laughing on the inside though.
Well anyway, this was very 1st cook book I ever received. Nerm got it for me when I graduated high school and was headed to Atlanta to go to The Art Institute. This book is not only very funny and entertaining but the recipes are pretty good and I still use it today for some things.
I love Paula Dean and her cooking. Yes, I know she uses a lot of butter but I just don't care. It makes everything taste sooo good! I am from the South so I just can't help but love her food. I guess because it's what I grew up eating. My granny who died a few years ago, was such an awesome cook. Every time she would come to visit form Alabama, she would always bring a car load of homemade cakes, cookies, casseroles, and everything else you can imagine. It was such a treat because Nerm made us eat really healthy growing up and we never got to eat junk food. We always had to eat wheat bread with Nerm but Granny would let us eat white bread. For my sisters and I there was nothing better than Granny's homemade pimento cheese sandwiches on white bread. Haha
Over the years my palette has sophisticated past pimento cheese though and I have learned to appreciate cuisine from all parts of the world so I love to cook anything new and especially gourmet food.
Last but not least, here is my Martha Stewart Christmas Cookbook. Yeah, I know Martha is kinda of crazy and a little uptight but I like her ideas and she has some good recipes. I love Christmas more than any one I know. Since I was a child it has always been my favorite time of year. In fact, people laugh at Nerm and I because we start listening to Christmas music in October! I can't help it, it just makes us feel better. Anyway, this book has some great recipes for the Christmas holiday. Hope you all enjoy! -Kitty