I have always been interested in food, eating, and cooking. I was fortunate to learn so much from my grandmother and my mom, who are the best cooks I know! I've been out of the house as a college undergrad for the last three years now, and grocery shopping and trying new recipes has been a joy of mine. My boyfriend, who I live with, is my very patient and encouraging taste tester. And if anything goes wrong, our dog doesn't mind my mistakes ;-)
My favorite things to cook
Breakfast! I make killer omelets & fritatas. Like most full-time employees, I am drawn to making quick & easy dinners after a long day at work. So I make a lot of skillet meals, chicken dinners, and pasta.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Typical mid-western: meat and potatoes! Fresh veggies and fruits when they are in season...
My cooking triumphs
Breaking out of the box and trying new methods- grilling, slow-cooking, etc. Currently working on dessert/baking skills.
My cooking tragedies
Desserts and baking... I usually just "loosely" follow recipes, so it can be a challenge for me to be exact when baking! I've learned that "eyeballing" is not a good strategy to apply to baking powder!