I'm a fiscally challenged student living with my boyfriend and two fur-babies in a tiny shoebox full of furniture. I'm vegetarian while my boyfriend isn't, but I do try my best cooking meat when budget permits. I'm a total foodie and constantly into trying a new technique or combination of flavours! My number one focus in the kitchen these days is budget food that I'd be willing to show off. Poor but not hungry! :)
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, and those satisfying clean-out-the-fridge-and-pantry concoctions are always really fun (when they're successful! lol) I really like making food pretty too, so something I can style is really fun. Breads are my vice, and we love homemade pizza and sandwich bread/rolls. Lately I've been diving into vegan food as well. Being super healthful in my cooking is very interesting to me -- all those crazy nuts and seeds! Pile 'em on! :P
My favorite family cooking traditions
A severely over-supplied dessert table at holiday dinners! lol I always get carried away and when I'm allowed to bring something, I will likely bring several somethings. It's not my fault I can't decide between pie and cupcakes... :P
My cooking triumphs
The first time I properly decorated a layer cake without the filling squishing out or the top layer leaning horribly. lol. A nice picturesque birthday cake was a really proud day for me.
My cooking tragedies
Re: toppling cakes. Trying to frost in a warm kitchen and having the icing melt. D: Tragic!