As a recent college graduate, my microwave has been my best kitchen friend over the years. Although I am trying to break out of that habit, it's difficult since I am only cooking for myself most of the time.
My favorite things to cook
Satisfying food with only a few ingredients. Is there such a thing?
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving. To me it is the pinnacle of all eating days, and one well rewarded for all the hard work in the kitchen (although I must admit, I am usually in the recliner "supervising" while my mom and sister cook). But, something about sharing that day with family is so special, and one that is very important to me.
My cooking triumphs
Anything I make [successfully] that doesn't come out of a box is considered a triumph to me.
My cooking tragedies
There are definitely more tragedies than triumphs, but everytime there is a tragedy all you can do is learn from it and do it differently the next time. My sister and I laugh about all the fiascos that we've had in the kitchen, but what's a good meal without one?