I'm the rare bachelor who is proud to know how to cook. My mother taught me well in the basics and I am happy to pick up the rest on my own as I go. I have a roommate who is glad to have me around for the same skills. He was barred from using the stove for a time after I awoke to the fire alarm and an apartment full of smoke one night. A midnight french toast snack gone horribly wrong.
My childhood roots are in Mexican dishes and basic American favorites but a healthy apatite for learning has led me to love experimenting.
My favorite things to cook
In truth my edible favorites are not the things I cook, but rather the things I brew. Mead and beers are my passion though cooking is a useful hobby.
I'm fond of baking breads but only when the mood strikes me. With the same skills I make the greatest pizza known to mankind using my mothers old recipe for pizza dough and the Sopranos Family Cookbook recipe for sauce.
As for this site I will say that I make the slow cooker chicken tortilla soup at least once a month or more. I am addicted to that stuff.
The Spinach tortellini recipe in my recipe box also has a great sauce that is easy to toss on just about any pasta I love.
My cooking triumphs
Unlike my roommate, I could make french toast by the time I was ten.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I used fresh garlic, I had no idea how much a clove was. It wasn't quite as much as I thought.