Hello! My name is Krystal & I'm 23 years old. I live in Orlando, FL with my amazing boyfriend and our 3 lovely dogs! I love love LOVE to cook!! I like to call it my "therapy session" haha. I really enjoy cooking for other people. Themed food nights & grillin' out are my fave! I'll try anything once.... twice if I like it :)
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook up some good ol' comfort food!! It takes me back to me childhood! However, I really try to eat as healthy as I can. Veggie's are my all time favorite!! So I love finding new ways to cook/flavor them up. I love cooking on the grill!! I tend to eat a lot more chicken then other meats so I really enjoy trying new marinades, rubs, etc. Hamburgers are always fun as well... you can make them sooo many ways (as with potatoes)!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving & Christmas dinners are the best!! Spending all day in the kitchen getting everything prepared may sound like a drag, but with my family, we really savor that time together. Another family tradition - grandma's cornbread!! SOOOOOOOOO good!
My cooking triumphs
I was so excited when I made my first seafood dish. It was some kind of Asian salmon & it was sooo good! I only recently started eating seafood within the past couple of years, so when I cooked it to perfection I was totally thrilled!
My cooking tragedies
FRIED CHICKEN!!! So one day I decided that I was going to fry up some chicken cutlets. I had this vision in my mind that I would soak the cutlets in Frank's red hot/wing sauce & then I would flour them & fry them.... making the spicyness on the inside rather then coating them w/sauce once fried. I had never fried anything in my life before but I thought I knew the jist of it. So I heated up the vegetable oil but I didn't understand why my oil wasn't boiling. So I cranked up the heat. I started to smell a burn smell & thought oh well maybe its ready (I saw tiny bubbles at the bottom). When I dropped the 1st cutlet in, it turned black in about 5 secods & the entire house filled up with smoke! I started screaming & my boyfriend came to my rescue!! I've never lived it down since!