I'm a 20 y/o college student who loves to cook in my spare time. I LOVE to eat, so if I want good food, it's up to me to cook it because my mom isn't stepping a foot in our kitchen. I'll try any and all recipes, as long as I can get ahold of the proper ingredients.
My favorite things to cook
I like baking pastries and cookies, doing whatever I can with pasta, making icy fruit drinks, and generally trying to incorporate variety into my meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm originally from El Salvador, so cooking any of our traditional meals is a blast for me. My mom's the one that teaches me how to cook them. NOBODY makes better pupusas than she does. Believe me, I've tried many.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say my biggest triumph is the first time I baked something. I baked biscuits, and, to my surprise, they turned out perfectly well. In a way, it opened my eyes to endless culinary possibilities.
My cooking tragedies
I've had so many, I don't know where to start! Most of my tragedies center around leaving out/substituting ingredients, forgetting something's cooking or baking, or missing the proper equipment. I also had a faulty oven for a while, which drove me insane because everything I baked came out wrong. Thankfully, I now have a functioning oven.