I come from a family of professional cooks on Dad's side and some extremely enthusiastic eaters on Mom's.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook dishes I haven't made before and will try just about anything if I have the right equipment.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dad starts meals by rendering bacon. Then he uses the fat to prepare he other dishes, while the family snacks on bacon crumbles.
My cooking triumphs
I'm proud of anything good that comes out of my tiny, ill-equipped kitchen.
My cooking tragedies
I attempted a recipe for microwaved hard candy. The result was two inches of scorched candy coating the bottom of my Pyrex and the most acrid smell imaginable.