I'm a student at Iowa State University and I cook for my fiancee most every night. He's a little picky and hates vegetables, but I'm slowly getting him to eat them! My mom is a wonderful cook, and a lot of the recipes I have are from her collection.
My favorite things to cook
I really love to bake, but when it comes to dinner, my favorite dish to prepare is probably lasagna. I like labor intensive meals when I have the time, because then I know how hard I worked to get something that great!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom has always cooked well, and since she was married when she was 17, she started young like I did and just got better from there. When I visit there, I love helping her cook.
My cooking triumphs
I would have to say the first time I made a pork roast. I was really worried, and I made it for several friends, but it went over quite well (I got the recipe from this website!).
My cooking tragedies
The first few times I broiled bread- like seasoned french bread and whatnot-I always forgot about what I had in there and I burned quite a few loaves!