I'm only 19....I've been baking for years.... but I'm just sort of starting to cook lol out of necessity. I'm better with the quick and easy stuff but hopefully in eventuality will be decent enough to play around with the more complicated recipes. ....and sure... taste is paramount.... but presentation is up there almost next to it.
My favorite things to cook
I don't really have a favourite... I'm picky picky and then i eat too much of something and get sick of it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
....no so much in the cooking department but we do have Grandma's Apple Pie, and Grandmas Butterscotch pie....as well as my Mom's Pecan Pie that I'd like to figure out one day..... pastry and I have yet to get along.
My cooking triumphs
My improv Chicken Parmesan... Dad looked at my Mom and said this was the best dinner he'd had in a while.... and my Mom looking from him to me and saying that I'd made it.
My cooking tragedies
Hah.... the list is so long. My favourite however, happened when i was little and didn't understand how to make grilled cheese....so i made it my way. I microwaved a few pieces of cheese.... toasted two slices of bread and tried to put it together.... lets just say it doesn't taste quite the same.