I am 25 years old; law student at the University of Akron. I collect cookbooks and consider them to be "pleasure reading." Cooking has always been part of my life; I especially enjoy throwing dinner parties for my friends and classmates.
My favorite things to cook
Any type of meat dish, casseroles, crock pot meals.
I rarely make the same recipe twice.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anytime I am at home visiting my parents, we usually make a big, gourmet meal together. We'll each be responsible for a dish or two, and the result is a meal no one of us could have pulled off on our own.
I also enjoy taking cooking classes with my parents.
My cooking triumphs
Any of my "special occasion" dinners, whether it's for two people or twenty-two people. A "triumph" to me is when I "compose" the perfect plate.
My cooking tragedies
My baking skills are not so great... I blame it on having a rental apartment oven. :-)
Also, I don't have much of a sweet tooth.