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1) What was the first recipe or food you learned how to cook?:

Chocolate Chip Cookies-- my grandmother's special recipe. It's written down of course, in an old cookbook-- with my grandmother's own notations (and how it makes it 'her' chocolate chip cookies). But it is there and I have people swear by these cookies. Whenever I say that I'm going to bring cookies in to work, people start salivating and trying to get me to make an 'extra' cookie for them. Favorites only get extra cookies, so if I don't like you, chances are you are not gonna get that covetous third cookie in your little cookie treat bag.

2) What recipe or food did you cook most recently?:

Homemade chicken noodle soup in the crockpot. I don't really like chicken noodle soup, I think it's pretty boring (but Owen love love LOVES it), so I made it and I added a little something, like a hint of cajun seasoning to it, to spicy it up. I thickened it up with heavy cream, and I add thick egg noddles and add rotisserie chicken to give it an earthy flavor. And so I have to admit, the soup is really really good-- so much that even I like it.

3) What recipe or food do you cook most often?:

It is a tie up, between Chicken Alfredo (something that Owen really likes) and grilled cheese (which I swear by, I am definitely a grilled cheeser!). But with the grilled cheese, I usually add mozz cheese as well as pickles, so that it makes it doubly yummy! <3

4) What is your favorite recipe?:

I have this shortbread recipe that I swear by Brown Sugar Shortbread; I love shortbread because it's not too sweet (and I am not excessively fond of an overabundance of sweet), but this recipe gets it right, definitely a christmas recipe though!

5) What is the recipe you make that impresses other people the most?

My grandmother made divinity-- for people who don't know what divinity is, it's this candy that looks like clouds of puff, but you bite into it and it almost melts into your mouth.



It is one of those treats that EVERYONE remembers their grandmother making but NO ONE knows how to make it. So whenever I bring in divinity during Christmas, they are like "WHERE DID YOU GET THIS MAGIC" in between bites of the sweet stuff (because seriously, divinity lovers are the types to be able to stuff five pieces of the stuff into their mouths CONSECUTIVELY.. don't see how they do it). And then they are suprised when they find out that I made it myself, because it's an inherently difficult thing to make (the stars have to align and you have to make some blood sacrifices for the stuff to turn out right, apparently)

Then after having my divinity, the people bug me all throughout the year so that I am sure to bring them some in next year (because do I look like a divinity factory? Yes, yes I do, according to them.)
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