Occupation: Northern Michigan University Student
Major/Minor: Business Management/Art & Design
-I came up to the u.p. for college on a whim, and have never been more happy with a decision. Albeit just turning 19, I'm already a junior because I took college classes in high school. I was the valedictorian of my class of 100+ but now I've decided that I'd rather balance grades with fun. Cooking is one thing I have always took pleasure in, and I hope to start up my own cafe and bake shop one day. I figure a business degree would be more beneficial than a culinary arts degree because I can do more with a business degree, and I like to create recipes on a trial and error basis rather than being told.
My favorite things to cook
Cook: Pancakes, Chicken Quesadillas, Crockpot Lasagna, Stir Frys, Chili, Stuffed Chicken
Bake: Muffins, Cookies,
Eat: Egg White Omelets, Oatmeal, Chinese Veggies, Lentil Stew, Grilled Chicken
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving Dinner is the only time my family gets together, so it'd have to be my favorite in the sense that there's no others to choose from. More than anything I want to get married and have children to start traditions of my own. I really want to be a mom.
My cooking triumphs
I'm confident in being able to cook anything the traditional way, but what I find a triumph is when a healthy dish is well-received by tasters. I don't mean cutting 20 calories off a recipe that had 600 to begin with either. Truly healthy recipes that darn near fat-free and sugar-free as well when desserts are the goods.
My cooking tragedies
I'm a klutz, so the number one tragedy I encounter is dumping food over. ex: I missed the oven rack, and a full cookie sheet of personal pizzas ended up coating the inside of the oven door. I can never seem to leave the kitchen without seeing red either, and by red I mean my own blood.