Well, I'm 26 and yes, just beginning of a few years cooking. I've always had interest in cooking and have thankfully had my step mothers influence and help over the years. I use always watch the Food Network for creative ideas and now am on my own looking for fun and new recipes and even some old ones for a little tradition. Cooking has always been fun and mostly successful. Now, I'm looking for baking ideas as well. I'm hopefully going to learn basics of both. :)
My favorite things to cook
I'd love to master the art of cookies all kinds and cakes as well as muffins.
I also like cooking different meats and meat meal ideas. I'd like to get into more southern style cuisine and learn many different styles if I'm able to. Love to cook for guests and always best cooking for others I think.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There is a chocolate chip truffle recipe that my mother likes to use for Christmas baking and an Almond White Chocolate Bark recipe as well, but I have never gotten the recipe for. I'd love to find it and I'd make it this year if I could. Also, shortbread is popular around Christmas as well.
My Grandmother use to make homemade pies. While my Step Mother could make just about anything, but really is the best with cookies.