My favorite things to cook
I'd say my specialty is in European Soul food, but there's no category for that. I love quiche but I can't really post a recipe for my quiche because I make it differently every time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes the best lasagna, but mine just doesn't turn out the same as hers.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving 2003: I used all fresh herbs and made everything from scratch. My guests are still talking about the stuffing, so it was worth the extra hours of labor.
My cooking tragedies
Why is something as simple as rice have to be so complicated? I have really screwed up some rice recipes. You would never learn anything if didn't screw things up once in awhile. One time when I first started cooking for myself in college, I forgot to remove the plastic pouch in the center of the chicken. Luckily I remembered before I started eating.