I'm a wife and new mother, and trying to master all the elements of being a domestic engineer, including cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Chili. I feel like I solved the puzzle of the meaning of life every time I make it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Japanese food passed down from my grandma (gyoza, sukiyaki, etc.) and my other grandma's potato salad (a North Dakota requirement)
My cooking triumphs
I recently made homemade calzones, complete with homemade pizza dough. They were excellent! It was the first time I had ever used yeast (making breads intimidated me), but it turned out so well, I'm really looking forward to making homemade bread!
My cooking tragedies
I almost burned the apartment down while trying to broil beef for fajitas. So far I'm 0-2 for broiling. I also found out (too late) that my oven door must be open to broil...it explains a lot. Also, don't try to make crab cakes with imitation crab.