I'm a scientist who loves to relax by cooking new and interesting foods.
My favorite things to cook
Muffins, granola bars, soups, breakfast burritos, stirfries, curries of any kind, pita pizzas, meat buns, vegetarian foods (I'm not a veggie, but they are always SO tasty!), and anything involving chicken...oh, and lemon pie.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking together. I grew up cooking with Mom in the kitchen and now I do it with my husband (he'd burn water, but he sits and chats while we cook).
My cooking triumphs
Every year I cook my husband an elaborate meal on his birthday. Every year it's new food and we haven't had a bad choice yet!
My cooking tragedies
Once I was making Jambalaya and I ran out of something. I turned the pan to low (dumb I know) and ran to the store the street to get what I needed and ended up stopping and talking to someone, completely forgetting the food. When I go back the place was FULL of smoke and the alarm was going off. It smelled like burnt sausage for days...