I'm 21 years old and from Baltimore, Maryland. My family is a mix of primarily Polish, Welsh, and German. Many of our family recipes are probably well known amongst like families, but there's nothing like what you grow up with.
My favorite things to cook
*Maryland Crab Soup (There's nothing like it anywhere else!)
*Maryland Crab Cakes
*Pan Fried Breaded Pork Chops with Homemade Mashed Potatoes topped with Stewed Tomatoes.
*Chicken Stir Fry that's never really the same every time.
*Peanut Butter Fudge
My favorite family cooking traditions
Russian Tea Cookies, commonly known as Snowballs, are a huge tradition around Christmas in my family.
Another is definitely Breaded Pork Chops.
My cooking triumphs
Since moving to B.C. for 6 months I've had to learn to cook a lot more often than I did in the past. That reason alone has pushed me to branch off and cook new dishes. I find myself on All Recipes just about every day looking for something new to try. I've found something I really enjoy as a past time.
My cooking tragedies
Nothing terrible so far, though it's bound to happen, I'm sure. *blush*