I'm 29 and survived college on Ramen noodles and Easy Mac. I never EVER cooked before I got an always hungry boyfriend a couple years ago. Luckily as I've been learning he eats just about everything, as long as there's meat in it! I have found that coming home from work and making dinner is a time for me to relax and unwind from the day. This website has been WONDERFUL to encourage cooking. I love the reviews and hearing people's own experiences with the various meals.
P.S. My picture is Sam, my devoted 10 year old cocker spaniel I've had since I was 19. He's my "kid"! (I also have a 8 year old orange kitty named Cheeto.)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mum is really into baking, so far, I have not found that I have inherited her talents. I would love to be able to cook a roast leg of lamb like her's for Easter dinner, as well as her British Mince pies at Christmas! My dad grew up on a dairy farm so his meals were always made with fresh from the garden veggies and fresh from the cow milk...sadly I also did not inherit any kind of green thumb so fresh is as fresh as what the grocery has! Maybe one day! :)
My cooking triumphs
A true triumph for me: My first loaf of bread! My mum and grandmother have ALWAYS made their bread from scratch (without the help of breadmakers and KA mixers.) I'm a 3rd generation bread baker now, yay!! :)
My cooking tragedies
I volunteered to bring homemade pumpkin pies to our "Friendsgiving" dinner. Not sure how I screwed up the filling...but it tasted like you were biting into a spicebox! Must have mismeasured :(