I'm 27 years old and have been in the kitchen with my dad since I could walk. I'm currently a trainer at a call center and I enjoy my job. I've always loved to cook but since finding this website my co-workers and friends have been happy to taste test all the great recipes I've been trying out.
My favorite things to cook
Love, love, love, love seafood! My lasagna is also a much requested favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my dad would make soup with bay leaves in it he would leave them in and who ever got the bay leaf in their bowl got to pick dessert :-)
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumph is when my mom and brother tell me (secretly) that what I've made is better than my dad's version of the same dish.
My cooking tragedies
The biggest cooking tragedy was when my brother and I decided to make chocolate chip cookies in our BRAND NEW house. My brother was 13 and I was 10. The recipe called for an EXTRA 1/2 cup of flour for softer rounder cookies. My brother only added the 1/2 cup and not the original 3 cups needed. I told him the dough looked wrong but he insisted it was fine. Needless to say the dough "melted" off the sheets in the oven and made a HUGE mess. But hey, we proved the smoke detectors worked in the new house :-)