I'm a young woman living/working in the nation's capital! I'm originally from a small town, and grew up around great food. My whole family is made up of wonderful cooks. I learned a lot from them, but it's much different cooking by myself!
My favorite things to cook
Southern/down home food, cornbread, chili, spinach, chicken, salads, stir fry, Italian and Mexican dishes
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite summertime meal is one fresh from my family's farm. This would be whole green onions, ice box pickles, sliced tomatoes, fried okra, fried squash, and pork chops, and cold watermelon for dessert.
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean, semi-homemade cherry chocolate cake.
My cooking tragedies
Frozen Pizza! I'm a young career woman, and tend to work late hours. I'm always looking for something quick and easy, and thought I would try frozen pizza. The cardboard circle stuck to the bottom and I forget to remove it. It burned and smelled so bad! My apartment smelled like burnt cardboard for days. I guess that just means I need to cook real food, and not eat frozen pizzas!