I'm a 24 year old with a large extended family to cook for.
My favorite things to cook
I love vegetables, all things dairy, bacon goes on everything, and I deep fry more than I should.
My favorite family cooking traditions
First and foremost my favorite foodstuff made by my family are lumpia. My grandmother is half Filipino. She's passed on a tradition of making these filipino "eggrolls" that aren't just delicious but so much fun to make together. They disappear before they hit the table!
My cooking triumphs
I think the hardest thing I've ever attempted was a good cheesecake. I made my own gingersnaps for my crust first. Then made a pumpkin cheesecake that was an instant hit. I think it's what galvanized me as family chef. My quiche has also earned me renown. Best served hot!
My cooking tragedies
My attempt at souffle failed. I've also made some sad "end of the month" casseroles :)