I've moved around my whole life. First as an Army brat, then in the Army, and now just to feed the habit. I grew up with a love of good food- it can keep you healthy and fit, give you comfort, keep you feeling connected to family, and can make where ever you're staying feel like home.
My favorite things to cook
I love taking comfort food and giving it a new twist. I always try to give new recipies my own flavor, and improve on them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Grandma's stuffing. Many have tried to make it, but none have gotten it right.
My cooking triumphs
My greatest moment (so far) was Christmas dinner '06. It was the first away from home that I wasn't deployed for, so I cooked, for about 25. Maybe half that actually ate at my house, but the dinner was a HUGE success. And the stuffing I made out-did my Grandmother's, and her's has nearly caused fist fights! But any time I make something that people request again and again- that's when I enjoy cooking the most.
My cooking tragedies
Ramen. I set it on fire in the microwave. Apparently you are suposed to add water. ;)