I am a hardcore foodie, which is strange considering how extremely picky I was as a child.
My favorite things to cook
I refuse to cook or eat anything without a big bold flavor. I almost never stick to a recipe; even if its the first time I am cooking it, I have to add a bunch of extra herbs and spices.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am blessed with an overabundance of great cooks in my family, each with their own strengths. We are Scandinavian/Native American, but we love food of all nationalities. The best part is that we use each other as guinea pigs when we make something new!
My cooking triumphs
My favorite things I cooked recently were a spicy vindaloo-type Indian casserole with roasted zucchini raita, and a red clam sauce with angel hair (also spicy).
My cooking tragedies
The first time I used a habanero in a recipe, I minced it (without wearing gloves). Then my eyes got really itchy...