I'm a busy college student who doesn't like the fuss of measurements, so don't ask me to give you a recipe! They're in my head!
My favorite things to cook
slow cooker food, Thai food, cakes, summer salads, and cocktails.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Butte pasties, kringlor (almond pastry), corned beef & cabbage, sweet potato salad, mom's potato salad.
My cooking triumphs
When I have the right ingredients and an ambitious streak, I make a mean dish of venison enchiladas.
My cooking tragedies
My first time making chocolate chip cookies by myself, I didn't know what mixed fractions were, so for 2 1/2 cups flour (or something like that), I put two, half-cups (translation=1 cup) of flour. Needless to say, I was young and hadn't learned about that in math class yet!
On Easter, I put the glaze that comes with the ham and pineapple juice in a plastic container in the microwave. That day, I learned our smoke detector didn't work. My eyes burned for hours and I had to open every window and door (the container melted in the microwave).
Also, did you know that half'n'half boils over really quickly and doesn't like to foam when you try to make an espresso with it?