I am 18. I am interested in pursuing a career in culinary eventually. Cooking is my therapy. It feels so good to make something people around you enjoy. And I love to watch what I make disappear. And I love to invent my own recipes and tricks in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
Lasagna. Fruit crisps. Blueberry buckle. Chocolate cake. Lamb saag. Pasta sauces from scratch. Tabouli. Pineapple upside down cake. Meatloaf. Mashed potatoes. Sheperd's pie. Chicken/cheese/broccoli casserole. Garlic bread. Various dips. Macaroni and cheese. Oven fried parmesan chicken. Stir-fry dinners. Egg rolls. Cookies. Trail mixes. Quiche. French toast. Pancakes. Pumpkin cake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is large so we make many casseroles and stews and one pot meals. I love baking with my mother. She's the one I learned from over the years. I also enjoy making the Jewish dishes I grew up on from my dad's side.
My cooking triumphs
I cook for fun. I never really tried too hard. But experimenting with random things led to a blueberry buckle my family finishes off within a day. It's my most requested dessert and breakfast item.
My spinach/kielbasa quiche got rave reviews. Was going to make it like I usually do with sausage but had none and this came out great.
Rice pudding/custard I made for my mom became something she ate with each meal. Pretty good for the first time.
My chicken/cheese/broccoli casserole is always asked for. Has been a family classic for years. My mom made this for me all the time.
My cooking tragedies
My last batch of chocolate chip cookies (which are so SIMPLE) just turned rock hard and I still have no idea why.
When I was little I put vinegar into a cake instead of oil. It was so good though, to me. I love vinegar.