I have been cooking for over 20 years. There are many cooks in my family and they started me helping in the kitchen from a very early age. Now I enjoy cooking as a hobby.
My favorite things to cook
Eggplant. Hands down.
I like to cook various dishes using beans. I'm a frugalista, so I soak dried beans overnight to add to recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
American with Italian and English influences, wierd, huh?
At Thanksgiving we eat turkey + lasagna.
At Christmas its some sort of roast and if the man of the house gets his way, we have yorkshire pudding to accompany the roast.
My cooking triumphs
I really enjoy recipes that require fresh citrus juice or the zest of a rind.
My cooking tragedies
Attempted homemade bread with yeast that was expired just 1 week. Result: disaster! Bread did not rise and wasted 6 cups of flour. Bad idea.