Just a country-girl-in-the-city in my mid-20s, enjoying life one recipe at a time. :) I taught myself how to cook in college after one too many packages of instant noodles, and I'm so happy I did. I love making simple nutritious dishes with lots of flavor and not too many calories. I'm a fan of the local and organic food movements and try to make conscientious choices about what I put on my plate.
My favorite things to cook
I love pasta dishes, soups, and egg dishes like frittatas and quiches. Occasionally I bake quick breads and sweets.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My great grandmother was renowned for her Christmas-time lebkuchen. The recipe was passed from her to my great aunt, to my mother, and one of these days I suppose it will be my turn to learn it too.
On a more regular basis, growing up my mom would usually make a big pot of spaghetti sauce on Sundays, and it would simmer all day until dinner.
My cooking triumphs
I don't know that I have any one "triumph" of a dish. I consider any successful meal that I've made and shared with others to be a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Any time I've tried to cook eggplant it's been a tragedy. I guess some things just aren't meant to be.