I rarely cook...my profile here was the result of a holiday dinner at work which required a covered dish from each of the employees. I've recently moved in with my boyfriend so cooking on my behalf was a lot cheaper and easier for us rather than going out and eating.
My favorite things to cook
The double layered pumpkin cheesecake! It looks like I can really cook and every time I serve it--everyone makes sure it disappears.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family background is Chinese so most of the at home holiday cooking fests are bizarre. My aunt is a terrific cook but you never ask what is in front of you--you just enjoy what's on your plate.
My cooking triumphs
Still the double layered pumpkin cheesecake! It was the first big dish I ever made and it was a huge success. My boyfriend hasn't had it yet--saving it for when he's extra good. :)
My cooking tragedies
Some instant cookies where you only had to add eggs and water to...I threw in too many eggs and subsistuted buttermilk for water. It never became a large lump of dough as it did a batter for bland cake. I haven't brought the mad scientist in me out since then.