My name is Emily Wylie and I work at Virginia Tech. I was just recently married and my husband and I live and work on-campus.
My favorite things to cook
Anything quick and easy. I love to make dips and appetizers and pretty much any kind of casserole. I also enjoy sorting through my pantry and freezer to figure out how to use left overs.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a wonderful cook and always let my 2 sisters and I help out in the kitchen. We primarily helped out with cookies and other types of baking and have plenty of pics of mom and the girls in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
My husband and I live in an apt. in an all-male residence hall where he oversees the student staff in the building. Recently I cooked a holiday chili dinner for his staff complete with corn muffins, sugar cookies and a pound cake. That was the largest group I'd ever cooked for. It's nice that college guys aren't too picky when it comes to food.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I were dating his parents came to visit and I set out to make a nice dinner for the four of us. I decided to make Chicken Enchiladas and spanish rice. Five minutes before they walked in the door Jon informed me that they really didn't like spicy food at all! Thankfully we all got through it and had a nice visit regardless.