I just started baking a couple months ago and found out I really enjoy it. To say I'm a beginner is an understatement, haha. I'm learning by making mistakes (and then eating them). It's been a great adventure. *Update: now that I am in college, I am baking/cooking deprived! I need to figure out how to fit it into my life here.
My favorite things to cook
I like to make anything new and different from what I've made before. A recipe has to be extremely good for me to make it more than once. So far my favorites are any kind of cake and granola bars. Cooking, I love pasta dishes but I'll try anything really.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have the best person in the world to learn from, my mother, who knows the best way to do just about everything:)
My cooking triumphs
The third cake I've ever decorated, the Italian Creme Layer cake, which I made for my mom's birthday. Turned out beautiful and just as tasty as it looked. Also my Pavlova which wasn't as much to look at but is probably my new favorite dessert!
My cooking tragedies
I made a pan of muffins once that still shames me to this day, since I absentmindedly oversalted them. No one likes salty muffins. Yuck. Also, the first cake I ever made due to a mixup had granulated sugar in the frosting. The result was of course gritty cake. We still laugh about the "sandy beach cake" to this day.