I am a 23 year old college student and I love to cook for my family and friends. I have been cooking since I was very young. I can remember standing on a wooden box so that I could reach the stove top.
My favorite things to cook
Homestyle recipes from our older generations and international recipes from my heritage counties, which include England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In my family we have made Potato Candy EVERY Christmas for more than a century, and still counting.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that comes out great by necessity (like when the pantry is low). Attempting a fruitcake for my step-dad. My mom hates fruitcake but even she liked it. The best part was my step-grandmother saying "I have to tip my hat to you... This is better than mine."
My cooking tragedies
The first Egg Custard Pie recipe I tried from this site was a flop.