I love to cook and tend to get obsessed about one recipe or style of cooking at a time. I have been cooking since I was in elementary school - but it's a neverending learning process that I love! Oh, and I don't like to measure things exactly - unless a recipe explicitly calls for it.
My favorite things to cook
Right now I'm learning (& obsessing) on making pies. I'm always looking for anything with easy ingredients and that doesn't take too long. I love soups too!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Local Hawaiian foods - that's saying a lot because in that there are a lot of ethnicities that can either be mixed into one dish or stand alone - Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Hawaiian, etc.
My cooking triumphs
I've learned to make Corn Chowder and French Dip through Allrecipes.com!!! Those are 2 of my most favorite foods! I am soooo excited to be able to make them! And, recently I learned to make my favorite local Hawaiian dish to order - Hamburger Steak (w/onions & gravy)! THANK YOU ALLRECIPES!!!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in elementary school, I decided to make a type of bread eaten in history for a history class project. (The recipe, luckily used modern ingredients.) I didn't realize baking soda and baking powder were different. Needless to say the bread came out really salty tasting and funny looking. Another time in middle school I thought I'd make mochi using the directions on the back of the box for yet another class project. It turned out having the consistency of gel, and looked like it too. My classmates had more fun playing with it than eating it.