I'm a 21 year old college student, almost at the end of my year studying abroad in Germany.
Love learning new recipes, and this year has definitely good for that. :) Converting everything from cups - grams when exchanging recipes has been interesting. :)
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, "down home" recipes (this mostly started once I got over to Germany, and was a little homesick), and things that are from my childhood. Especially like making recipes that I can share!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Um... most of my family doesn't really like to cook. They mostly have done it out of necessity. :) My favorite thing is something that my grandma and I started when I moved closer to her 1st year of college: every winter, we made christmas cookies together, caramels and in the spring caramel corn. I love baking with Grandma-- I learn so much from her.
My cooking triumphs
Successfully pulling of an "international" Thanksgiving, making "American pie" (Apple Pie) for family near Stuttgart. Finally getting to the point where I have the confidence to cook stuff without recipes.
My cooking tragedies
A blueberry pie that was harder than a ROCK (at previously mentioned internat'l Thanksgiving). An attempt at a "tuna-thyme soup" in high school (what WAS I thinking?!)