I grew up with my grandma, and while my sister and I lived with her, every meal and every desert was the three of us cooking together in her kitchen. She is now my official taste tester.
I'm in college now, so my budget is pretty limited, but I always make sure to save a little bit for cooking. I also call my grandma all the time to ask her for low budget substitutions. She is the master of that.
My favorite things to cook
Oh man. My grandma has a recipe for this cake that is vegan, requires only the pan that it is baked in, a teaspoon, and a measuring cup. It was the first thing I ever baked on my own, and it's still my favorite cake.
Also I think cooking while camping is fun, cooking over a fire kind of thing. It's fun to get inventive, so really whatever I can find.
My favorite family cooking traditions
YORKSHIRE PUDDING. If youve never had it, you should make this winter. It's definitely a winter meal, but it has to be cooked with a roast, so my family always eats it for Christmas. Its very rich, bready, and extremely buttery.
My cooking triumphs
My sister and I made a four layer chocolate raspberry whipcream marzipan cake with fresh ganashe frosting from scratch for her birthday. It was beautiful and delicious.
My cooking tragedies
Probably the same cake as my cooking triumphs. My sister REALLY wanted to bake the cake, but I ended up baking the four layers in the end, because her first three attempts she forgot to add the flour mix, then she turned the oven on too low, and then she forgot the baking soda/powder. It was a very late night, but VERY worth it.