Hi. I'm Kristen. I'm 26 and living out of state from my family so now I get to cook all the time!
My favorite things to cook
Anything with seafood, especially shrimp. I like baking and all types of desserts. Since moving to Texas I have become really interesting in Asian cooking (usually Vietnamese or Thai, but I like it all).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm from Southern Louisiana so I guess it's cajun cooking. I love seafood and okra gumbo. It is amazing! Crawfish bisque, vegetable soup, and corn soup are also pretty high up on my list of favorite home cooked meals!
My cooking triumphs
It's sad to say but I always thought making a pie would be hard. It wasn't. I made 3-4 apple pies in a 2 month period last year. Next challenge, French Macaroons. Those I think will be much harder than the pies.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make Cinnamon rolls once and didn't even turn on the oven then couldn't figure out why they weren't cooked 10 mins later. (Maybe that's not a tragedy, but oh well)