I'm a 26 year old University of Houston grad (Go COOGS!) living in League City, Texas with my amazing, Bulgarian boyfriend. Two years & still going strong...AND still learning to cook his native food. EVERYTHING has cumin--ick! Currently, I'm not working, as I'm out on long term disability. While pelvic reconstruction is a real you-know-what, I'm grateful to have a little extra time here & there to try new recipes, spend time with my amazing family & best friend, and to love on my hugely supportive & loving boyfriend!
My favorite things to cook
My boyfriend LOVES burgers, and I have to say, there's not much you can't do with burgers! He also love love loves my bean soup. Between burgers & beans, those are 2 staples in our house. I also love to cook just about any kind of new soup I can find.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Heh, it's nothing special, but, every holiday, I'm in charge of the green bean casserole (my favourite dish!), and, somehow, I'm always pushed into the job of peeling, boiling, and mashing the potatoes. It's not exciting, but everyone loves it!
My cooking triumphs
I recently learned how to can...and I LOVE it! I love that I can buy bushels of fresh tomatoes from the store & make an amazing spaghetti sauce to keep on hand. I've also managed some pretty amazing satsuma marmalade. It made an excellent Christmas gift last year. Next on the list? Strawberry fig preserves...hope it works out!
My cooking tragedies
Sweet zombie Jesus... NEVER make fried rice with sticky rice! I mean, unless you have experience. I consider myself pretty masterful in the art of Asian cuisine, but, I have DEFINITELY learned, STICKY RICE DOES NOT MAKE FOR GOOD FRIED RICE!