I'm a busy, young fashion designer running my own business. I travel often and attend many fashion-related events. While I may seem like the kind of girl who loves a glittery night out, I would quickly eschew any black-tie affair for a quiet evening of delicious home cooking with good company and conversation.
My favorite things to cook
My taste in food varies from gourmet to simple, comfort foods. These include: chicken risotto, baked macaroni and cheese, filet mignon with roquefort butter, smothered chicken livers with bacon and onions, parmesan chicken, pasta arrabiatta, seafood casserole...etc... Really too many recipes to name and unfortunately none of which are on allrecipes because their submission system seems a little long-winded and I hear they sometimes change members' recipes the way they see fit, which I don't agree with.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was very young, my entire family would sometimes get together to cook, my mom, dad, me, and my 2 younger sisters. We'd make pork buns, egg rolls, sweet buns, even busch de noel for holidays. Everyone would contribute in some way, a little or a lot. (I'm sure my sisters and I thought we were being particularly helpful, although we probably didn't do much.) Those are my earliest and fondest memories of cooking.
My cooking triumphs
My legendary baked macaroni and cheese. It is a dish that is requested at every single party I attend. I never thought it'd be such a big hit! I bring huge catering trays of it to events that I attend and it's usually gone in 15 minutes. I made 2 trays for a friend's birthday party once, he set one tray out for guests and then hid the second one for himself, refusing to bring it out once the first tray was finished. Shame on him, but I was flattered.
My cooking tragedies
I concocted a chicken, white wine, and chanterelle dish once on the fly because I was so confident of my cooking skills. It turned out terrible, which no one would admit, but really, it was pretty awful.