I am 28 years old, from Minnesota. I currently work as an x-ray tech. I recently purchased my first house and am getting to enjoy my own garden, learning some home improvements, and now have decided to teach myself to become a better cook.
My favorite things to cook
Within my limited scope of cooking, my favorite things are soups because I feel a sense of creativity and confidence with them. I tend to be a "physicist" type cook and am hoping through my cooking journey I learn to use a recipe as a general guide.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I currently have been cooking food every NFL Sunday and whatever team the Vikings (MN) play, I cook a meal inspired by that opposing city or state. This has really challenged my cooking over the last two years. I also love coming up with a good dessert for Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
My latest triumphs have been learning to master the egg (which details can be found in my blog), a great beef brisket, best chili ever, and creating this upcoming cooking challenge for myself. (More about this on my blog).
My cooking tragedies
My 1st two attempts at homemade Pizza from scratch were a bit dismal. They both tasted great, but too much dough and the whole procedure and using a pizza stone where a bit messy work. I really need to refine this. And my first attempt at Julia Child's scrambled egg was embarrassingly terrible.