I use to burn water. When I was on my own, I noticed the quality of meals at restaurants did not always warrant their prices. I decide to see if I could do better myself. I have grown to be an excellent cook. I'm constantly learning and trying new recipes. I usually order what I do not want to cook myself when I eat out. This is especially true of things that have lots of ingredients, unusual ingredients, expensive ingredients or deep fried.
My favorite things to cook
Love to bake anything. Cookies, cupcakes and entrees are my signatures.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None. My brothers and I were latch key kids. Mom and Dad worked long hours and seven days a week to provide us with a comfortable home and a good education, but not much in the way of cooking memories.
My cooking triumphs
I made a homemade polenta lasagna that took me 3 days of prep. "Noodles" were made of a homemade herb and cheese blend polenta cooled and sliced thin. Homemade tomato sauce and a homemade ragu was the next day. 3rd day was the assembly and cooking. Tasted awesome but a lot of work.
My cooking tragedies
Not many tragedies in recent history.
Made a shark steak into a piece of wood by overcooking when I was a beginner cook. I encountered a fresh tuna and goat cheese turnover recipe that was absolutely horrible.