In college, I enjoyed cooking for my friends. I didn't have many opportunities to cook for the last few years. Now I'm living alone and can't eat fast enough to make all of the recipies I want to try! I'm cooking one or two meals each weekend and eating the leftovers throughout the week, so I really enjoy recipies that reheat well.
My favorite things to cook
Anytime I have an opportunity to bake pumpkin bars, I do. Right now, I'm experimenting with a lot of new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
This year, my mom gave me my Grandma's gingerbread cookie recipe. I've been waiting for a special occasion to try baking them myself for the first time.
My cooking triumphs
In college, I could make anything for my guy friends and they'd think it was sent from heaven because it didn't come from a box. I did make a mini Easter dinner in college for friends, with homemade au gratin potatoes and ham. That was a proud moment.
My cooking tragedies
I've learned never to try a new recipe on a crowd. You've got to have a very forgiving relationship before making someone a new recipe guinea pig!