I'm no chef, nor do I want to be; I'm just a soon-to-be wife who loves food and loves to cook it!! I used to be one of those people who was like, OMG I EVEN FAIL AT HAMBURGER HELPER, but when I moved out and started to cook for myself, things actually came out really tasty! (It must run in the family?) I still make mistakes once in awhile, but cooking is so fun that I'll never stop enjoying it! It truly is an art form :D
My favorite things to cook
I like to make up stir-fries with different veggie, meat, and sauce/seasoning combos. I also enjoy baking, but it's a little harder. Somehow things still come out tasting yummy.
More than anything, I just find daily joy in coming up with something to make for dinner and being creative with it. I'm an artist, and it reminds me of making an illustration...gives me the same feeling of satisfaction when it's all done.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I still haven't obtained all the family recipes from my mom. Her mom (my grandma), who was from Guatemala, used to make some tasty, ethnic dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I made a German chocolate cake for my fiance last spring! I toiled on it for like 2 hours...and man was it good. I'll never make cake from a box ever again.
My cooking tragedies
Even though it tasted awesome, the frosting on the cake looked like someone had puked on it! Plus the layers were lopsided, even though I tried to even them out, hah.