I'm 24, blissfully married, and a mother to my 8 month old son, Tobin. I've lived in various states; California, Alaska, Texas, New Mexico, and Oregon. I am infatuated with how wonderful life is at the moment :)
My favorite things to cook
Yum yum! I've been known to come out of restaurants wanting to make a dish or two for myself at home. Because of this, I've learned how to make a wide variety of things such as sushi, thai iced tea, mochi, corn fritters, various kinds of bread... I also like to surprise myself by taking what sometimes seems like very little amounts of ingredients and turning them in to full, wonderful meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I absolutely LOVE traditional meals. Be it turkey for Thanksgiving, Ham for Christmas, or a full on Barbecue for the Fourth of July. I haven't yet created traditions to call my own as I'm always wanting to try new things, making my cooking habits a bit random and spontaneous.
My cooking triumphs
I've always been a bit intimidated by bread making. I've just this past year or so learned how to make various kinds of bread. I've also always been proud of making big meals for family and friends on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Birthdays :) I'm hoping I can soon learn how to bake pies and make homemade candy. Yes, I confess, I have a bit of a sweet tooth :P
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried making thai iced tea, it came out pretty horrible. I'm thinking somewhere between the ferocious craving for something thai and the lack of main ingredients, my will to make it come out okay was lost. I've also accidentally made fry bread with baking soda instead of baking powder. Needless to say, I was gagging for the better part of an hour. My husband somehow was able to eat it happily, without as much as a wince, giving me yet another reason to be happy I married him :D