It's a known rule in my family that you're not allowed in the kitchen until you can reach the sink. Once there, you are immediately promoted to sous chef :) I was grating cheese, cutting peppers, and seperating egg yolks at the age of 7. By 10 I was baking hams, cup cakes and lasgna. I'm 23 now and my boyfriend says I'm fearless when I cook. I've always had a love for the kitchen and being able to produce not just amazing food, but memorable smiles.
My favorite things to cook
I love making anything from scratch...lately I've been making lots of tasty pies (being as it's October and all) Anything remotely considered comfort food is always at the top of my list. Anything with high involvement and big results is right up my alley too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come froma big Spansih family where magic happens in the kitchen. We are big on Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potatoe Pie, and Flan. We marinate pork shoulders for a couple of days and then slowly bake it for over 6 hours. It falls off the bone every time. Yellow rice with ham, peppers, onions, and pleanty of other secrets is always a stable for any gathering....and of course my moms favorite cheesy lasgna.
My cooking triumphs
My brothers favorite pie is Sweet Potato and my boy friends favorite is Pecan Pie. I made a Pecan sweet potato pie that is to die for.
My cooking tragedies
I halfed a pressure cooker recipe and forgot to adjust the cooking time. Definitely had chinese food that night haha.