I am a restaurant manager who one day wants to have her own place to share her cooking/baking with the world! I have used allrecipes.com for quite awhile but finally decided to join to add my own recipes and comment on others' recipes with my own suggestions.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking and experimenting with cooking from any international cuisine. Everything from good ole all-American comfort food to asian cuisine to Mediterranean to middle eastern cooking, and more!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents both grew up in the Philippines and I am also a Navy brat which can account for my widely-accepting pallette. My mother trained me to cook at a young age and taught me a lot of traditional philipino recipes. She also taught me to bake. We also lived in Italy for two years so I learned a lot of traditional Italian cooking methods.
My cooking triumphs
I created an apple-cake recipe when I was young because we had a huge apple tree. I have since made it with pears and added different things to it. Also, I am dating a vegetarian so I love to recipes which normally use meat and use meat-substitutes or veggies in their place, without sacrificing flavors.
My cooking tragedies
I have had many! Cookies that came out too flat, forgetting the cheese layers in my lasagna, miscalculating measurements of recipes... I try to forget those when they happen. :)