I have been cooking regularly since I was 12 years old... its relaxing, and a creative outlet for me. I mostly cook for myself and my boyfriend, although I also like to cook for our families and friends.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, and cooking. I like cooking 'homestyle' meals, as well as meals that have more of a gourmet feel to them. I make most things from scratch, and love experimenting.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking with my mom for Thanksgiving is one of the few times I can tolerate others in the kitchen. We make a ridiculous amount of food, but its alway fun.
My cooking triumphs
I remember being very proud of a chocolate gateau and lemon sponge cake I made when I was about 15. Ever since then, when I lived at home, I always made that cake for my mother on Mother's Day. I'm also proud of my Black Forest Cake.
My cooking tragedies
I was trying to make some zuchinni-potato pancakes... and they just weren't working. Trying to salvage the batter, I put it into a casserole and baked it for a while. The stuff was inedible! Also, when I was 5 or 6, I made coleslaw, but ruined it at the last minute by adding relish. I forgot relish went into potato salad, not coleslaw!