I'm a grad student about halfway through a Masters' program in chemistry. Cooking is something that is comforting and fun that helps to distract from the stress of school. And hey, chemistry that you can eat is the best kind in my opinion!
My favorite things to cook
marinara, cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, anything pasta
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and Easter! My family loves the turkey and ham.
My cooking triumphs
The best cake I made was a turtle cake that a friend of mine and I made for another friend's birthday. Other than that, I think I make a pretty good marinara and my chicken cutlets are delicious.
My cooking tragedies
The worst mistake I've ever made is putting cinnamon instead of chili powder in enchiladas. They look the same, but alas do not taste the same.