As a working professional, I don't have much time to cook, but I love to make healthy, inexpensive meals that I can portion out to freeze and eat later as quick meals rather than spending a lot of money going out. I love trying new types of cuisine and new flavor combinations.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a big fan of healthy, great-tasting recipes. I love trying low-fat, low-cal recipes to see if they're any good and adding them to my list of successes if they are. If I'm in the mood to splurge, I love French cooking. And I really enjoy baking cookies during the holidays!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have several hearty, homestyle recipes (lasagnas, stews, pennes, etc.) from my Mom and Grandma. I love making those and several new vegetarian recipes that my Mom and I have discovered together.
My cooking triumphs
When I made my first apple pie completely from scratch for Thanksgiving (crust, filling, everything), that was something. I actually got comments about it from people who weren't even at the dinner, but heard about my pie from those who had tried it! :) It was truly delicious and my boyfriend is still begging me to make another one!
My cooking tragedies
I once made a chicken tarragon pot pie that sounded delicious. I hated it so much it almost made me gag. I was living alone at the time and watching my expenses, plus I had put a lot of effort into making it, so I had to choke down every slice of that pie over the course of a week. I was so happy when it was gone!