I like to be adventurous and creative in both cooking and eating out. Some of my favorites include Thai, Cuban, Vietnamese, Caribbean, and Soul Food. I'm a firm believer that cilantro makes anything better.
Boyfriend, on the other hand, puts Western dressing on everything. Including tacos, tuna, pasta, sandwiches, EVERYTHING. He won't touch a mushroom. He once tried to convince me that he was allergic to onions. He's a firm believer that if you can't deep fry it, it's not worth eating.
Sooooo....That's what we're working with. It's a challenge, but he's slowly broadening his horizons....and I'm slowly learning to embrace ketchup as a condiment.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas my Grandma and I make traditional Norwegian Lefse. We cook and rice the potatoes a few days ahead, then mix with flour and fry all afternoon. We use my great-grandpa's antique lefse rod to flip the tortilla-like treats. The best part is topping with butter and brown sugar while theyre still warm, then rolling them up and ruining our dinner!
My cooking tragedies
I haven't yet experienced the inaugeral smoke alarm or catastrophic baking blunder, and I hope to keep it that way!