I'm 21, and beginning to get the hang of cooking, though I've been baking with my grandma since I was little. I try a new recipe every day, even if it's just making up a new salad dressing.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to make Italian food. I've finally perfected my bolognese and lasagna. I'm working on shrimp scampi and alfredo.
I also love to cook things on the grill and I love grilled asparagus and corn most of all.
I've been working on Asian dishes, but I don't have the proper tools yet, so that may have to wait.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas until my grandma died, we would make bread for everyone in the family for Christmas presents. The whole thing was a two day ordeal because everything was done from scratch with no bread machine and no frills. It was a lot of work, but the end result made everyone so happy that it was absolutely worth the work.
My cooking triumphs
I'll never forget the time a real-life Italian grandma told me that my bolognese was as good as hers. I beamed for days.
My cooking tragedies
I destroyed several steaks by grilling them on a too-hot grill. That was not only a $70 mistake, it also made for five hungry people who were quite disappointed with the tuna casserole replacement.