I'm a graduate student who never really sees the end of the tunnel with my research. So to feel like I've accomplished something worth displaying to others, I pull off a delicious meal for friends and family.
My favorite things to cook
Anything out of my gramma's cookbook, I try to keep her alive in spirit by cooking her recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Easily my gramma's Pride of Iowa Cookies and my dad's delicious chocolate malts.
My cooking triumphs
I've cooked several delicious thanksgiving dinners for my family and friends. I'd have to say my best dishes are my sweet potato casserole, various chocolate pies and anything that I cook with my mom tends to turn out near perfect!
My cooking tragedies
A roommate once encouraged me to try frying chicken . . . within 1/2 an hour I had burnt the oil, set off the smoke detectors and had 2 firetrucks arrive at our front door! I did invite the firemen to stay for dinner, but I don't think they were eager to try my chicken experiment.