I've been cooking since I was just a kid. My mom was a caterer and my first job was decorating gingerbread people at my mom's job at Impressions Catering in Pennsylvania. I've had work doing food prep, service as well as assisted a baker. I've never taken a cooking class and love to improvise, as well as follow recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Chocolate, vegetables, desserts, experiments with things I've never done before.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother taught me to make popcorn balls the last time I spent time with her alone.
My mom makes candied citrus peel for the holidays almost every year - it's a very nostalgic thing for me to eat.
My cooking triumphs
Homemade, improvised, bbq sauce when we didn't have enough for ribs over thanksgiving break visiting family. We read the ingredients of the bottle we had and threw it all together and the head of the house said "I don't impress easily when it comes to food, especially meat, and these are the best ribs I've ever eaten."
My cooking tragedies
Any time something doesn't turn out right. Not working in an industrial kitchen is a real set back for many baked goods.