Hi! I'm an 18-year-old gal from New York who is currently chewing my way through college. My mother taught me how to cook when I was very little, and I've been pretty independant about it since I was about 10. My favorite posession is a cookbook that my mother made for me, out of old family recipes and things we often eat at home. I can't wait until I can move out and get my own kitchen, so I can better share my food with my family.
My favorite things to cook
Breads, pastries, desserts, breakfasts, and things involving fruit.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The day after Thanksgiving every year, my family gets together to bake thousands of Christmas cookies. They've done this for 65 years! The cookies are then distributed among my grandparents, their six children, and the 13 grandkids. Its so much fun!
My cooking triumphs
I made tamales that are, according to my mexican friend, better than her own mother's.
My cooking tragedies
I often begin cooking things, and then realize in the middle of an important step that i'm missing an ingredient that is crucial to the wellbeing of the entire dish.