Hey, I am a 23 year old college student, studying to be a history teacher. I'm naturally loquacious so that tends to put me at a table talking and debating over a meal or coffee, hence my passion for food. My thinking is, the better the food, and the more numerous the courses, the longer your guests will stay and talk.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is the meal I first made, its an Alfredo sauce I made for some friends and family during high school, I was trying my hand at entertaining, and at the time also giving my mom a break from the kitchen, and I stumbled upon something great. The sauce was a best okay the first time, definitely better than store bought; however since then it has been tweaked several times, and continues to get better.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have many, really we just have two, and they are both awesome. First in keeping with our very strong polish heritage my mother makes perogis every year on new years. She spends hours in the kitchen, kneading, boiling and frying, and every year they are delicious. And the other is a family spaghetti and meatball sauce my dad made, that really ignited my love for Italian food.
My cooking triumphs
Creme Brule, It took me a few hours, and a lot of research, but the finish product was perfect, and a great mothers day gift.
My cooking tragedies
When cooking I'm usually making a large meal for my family or a group of friends, so often the pressure is on to not screw up, or else I should be prepared to go and get a lot of taco bell as a substitute. So many of my failed attempts at one thing or another were made to work. However, one of my biggest tragedies was very recent. I just didn't do my research and I decided to grill a corned beef brisket, for about 45mins, and what I got looked great, but taste like I was eating salt by the spoonful. Needless to say, I did my research and next time I'll be doing that a little differently.