My cooking ideology...never be afraid of spice! I hate measuring, just dump in and taste. After graduating from college in 2007 and before I start law school in the fall, I've had a lot of time to experiment with cooking. I was lucky enough to have a mother who was not afraid to let my sister and I play around in the kitchen when we were younger...I think this has helped both of us develop a love of cooking. After I got married, I realized just how lucky I was to even know how to cook. My husband appreciates it, to say the least.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. Anything with chocolate, perferably. As for cooking...anything Middle-Eastern, particularly Lebanese. My family is from northern Palestine, and our cooking style is heavily influenced by Lebanese cuisine, which is the best food in the Arab world!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a family dish called mhammar. It's very simple and healthy, and so delicious! Not many people that I have met know this dish, but everyone loves it.
My cooking triumphs
Impressing my aunt (whose life has centered around being the best chef and mother) with my cooking skills.
My cooking tragedies
I CANNOT make greenbean cassarole! It's the simplest dish ever, but every time I try to make it, it comes out too watery.