I grew up in a family that microwaved their turkey for Thanksgiving and served tv dinners every night. From the time I was a kid, I knew that I wanted something different for my family. We didn't have anything to cook with, so I had to wait until I started working at sixteen to learn to cook. The first thing I bought with that first paycheck was a shiny stainless steel pan. From that point on I was addicted to cooking. Now I am twenty-four and have made cooking my favorite hobby.
My favorite things to cook
My specialty is soups, chowders or chili's. I consider myself a multi-cultural cook because I like to cook food from around the world. Trying new dishes is my favorite, and I'm not afraid to try a brand new dish when I have guests over.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Because my family doesn't cook often, I go to my grandparents for cooking tips. My grandmother in New England makes a spectacular clam chowder, and has handed that recipe down to me, and my other grandmother is an expert at anything sweet.
My cooking triumphs
I have invented the cheesiest macaroni in the world. It is a twelve cheese macaroni with heavy cream. NOT a good dish for the avid dieter, or the penny cruncher. However, kids normally love it.
My cooking tragedies
My husband says my biggest cooking tragedy is when
I don't cook.