I'm currently a computer engineering graduate student at the university of illinois. I have been cooking for almost 3 years (basically, since I moved out of the house). I like cooking coz I find it cheers me up and helps me relax. It's also a good excuse to procrastinate on school work. I also love good food, and enjoy making it myself.
My favorite things to cook
I would cook just about anything that sounds good. I have found a lot of great recipes on here. I like to try seemingly odd things. Any recipe with orange jus, brown sugar, or red/white wine intrigues me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None. My mom hates to cook. She's an excellent cook, but she does it out of must. If she had it her way, we'd eat sandwiches every meal. :)
My cooking triumphs
I've cooked a Soy Ginger Salmon recipe that I found on here on several occasions. And every time someone tried it they always asked me for the recipe.
My cooking tragedies
My friend once asked me to cook her a spinach orzo a la macaroni grill, because quote: I'm such a great cook. I didn't even know what orzo was. I thought it was some type of rice, so I cooked it as such. It was a disaster! My friend would not believe me and she insisted on trying it. She literally spit it out!