I'm 22 years old living in Hialeah Gardens in Florida. My family are from Cuba, but I was born here in Miami.
My favorite things to cook
I love making pumpkin pie. It usually comes out looking terrible but tasting great (like all masterpieces). But mostly, I like cooking for others and I'll make whatever they desire, as long as I get a very positive result. Oh, and I don't have my own kitchen to experiment with (yet), so hopefully I'll be updating this very soon with more favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Unfortunately, with almost half of my family still in Cuba, our family is not as tightly-knit as I would've hoped. However, I do plan for my future family to take down any recipes my boyfriend's family has to teach me and any others I come across on the way.
My cooking triumphs
The Brown Sugar Meatloaf I made while my boyfriend's parents were on a cruise and we had the house to ourselves (and access to the kitchen!). His mouth dropped when he tasted it. He loved it so much, I had to stop him from taking more so that he could have leftovers for lunch. :)
My cooking tragedies
I've burned microwaveable mac & cheese before. Other than that, my only tragedy is my dependence on the microwave.