I'm a 27 year old army wife who loves to cook! I don't discriminate... I love all kinds of food and I love to eat, but my favorite style is Italian. I could eat pasta everyday! I also love baking sweets.
My favorite things to cook
Well as mentioned above I love making sweets. I'd say chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin rolls are my specialty. I love pasta and am searching for new recipes to make for that. I just love trying anything new and semi-challenging in general... that's why I love coming to this site.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I just love my grandma Sis's cooking... She's full German and my pap is full Italian so she's made plenty over the years! I wish I could get recipes from her, but she doesn't go by recipes....it's either "add a dab of this, or a little bit of that" I can tell everything she makes involves a lot of butter, olive oil, and GARLIC!! Everything she makes tastes terrific..and her marinara sauce...to die for!
My cooking triumphs
I'd say in general, everything I try to make usually turns out really good. The most recent triumph was the chicken cordon bleu recipe I got from this site. The Italian in me always wants (and sometimes make against their will!) people try my food and feeds off compliments! :o)
My cooking tragedies
The most recent one was making rum cake....the glaze was tricky. I got it nice and thick at first, but when I added the rum it fizzled and liquified to basically rum and sugar water. The cake was good though, and I just substituted with powdered sugar.