When I was a kid and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say a chef. I was obsessed with watching Nathalie Dupree and Yan Can Cook! However, my mom was overprotective and a perfectionist and wouldn't even let me step foot in the kitchen! I didn't even learn how to make a grilled cheese and open a can of soup until I was 17 years old! I still was obesessed with food and cooking shows but never was allowed in the kitchen! About 21 years old I got the chance to get into a kitchen on a semi-regular basis and haven't stopped since. I would absolutely love to open a deli to share my creations with everyone as I always get compliments.
My favorite things to cook
Everything! I have an amazing meatloaf recipe that I change up a little each time I make it and my boyfriend can't get enough...it always tastes similar but never the same, boring meatloaf! Anything Italian! I am a sucker! Soups and stews and pretty much anything southern.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None...my mom wouldn't let me in the kitchen! When I have children, they will live in the kitchen!
My cooking tragedies
Baking-I am a cook, not a baker and can't seem to figure it out...must be that you must use exact measurements!