I love food and cooking. I'm studying Nutrition Science at OSU.
My favorite family cooking traditions
So many good cooks/recipes in my family: Grandma's macaroni & cheese, hot fudge sauce, salmon loaf (like meat loaf, but with salmon); Grandpa's shortbread; Mom's mocha brownies, greens side dishes (she does wonders with kale, chard, spinach, etc)
My cooking triumphs
I once made a full Thanksgiving meal including the stuffed turkey. I'm now at the level of cooking where I rarely follow a recipe to the "T." I know what ingredients I need to keep and what I can get away with increasing/decreasing or leaving out all together. I am gradually creating more of my own original recipes too.
My cooking tragedies
Several years ago, before I knew that glass pans and broiling temperatures don't mix, I took a 13" X 9" out of the oven so proud and looking forward to the meat in it. As soon as I set it down on the stove, the whole thing shattered in front of me. XD