I am 23 years old, live in Texas, and am a full time college student majoring in computer science. When I'm not at school, I like to cook(duh!), read, play with my three cats, and am an avid video gamer.
My favorite things to cook
I really like to bake, because I'm not very good at cooking yet, but I really enjoy a challenge. I recently moved in with my boyfriend and he's become the tester for all my new food experiments! I don't have a large kitchen or a lot of kitchen utensils, so I always try to cook simple things that don't require a lot of dishes, less work!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has many traditions, but my favorite is my grandma's really simple jello. Every year Granny Ruth, my dad's mother, made this jello that was layers of jello and whipped cream, colored for the occasion(green and red for Christmas, etc) but after she passed away a few years ago none of us have had it since. I keep trying to make it but I'm not sure how she did it, and it never comes out right! Hopefully once I get the recipe correct I can start the tradition up again!
My cooking triumphs
My first big meal with my boyfriend I made enchiladas suizas, which are FANTASTIC by the way, and I was so nervous that I was going to screw them up but they came out better than I had hoped! He loved them so much, he had three and then had the leftovers the next day!
My cooking tragedies
Every meal I make has some sort of little tragedy, but my biggest was when I tried to make blackened chicken inside. I don't have an outdoor grill, and I didn't know that blackened chicken made so much smoke, so I plopped them in the skillet. Within 2 minutes the entire apartment was filled with smoke and the fire alarm started going off! My neighbors came up to see what was going on and my cat ran out the door and we spent the rest of the night chasing him down. We just ended up ordering pizza and fanning the apartment out the rest of the night!