I'm a surgical first assistant by trade; I did pursue a dgree in Culinary Arts; but the medical field is way more stable and better benefits. I may pick it up professionally in a couple years...we'll see
My favorite things to cook
Mostly savory things. Not too much on baking/sweets. I look for more healthy entrees when possible.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom & I like to get together around the holidays to bake treats and candy; of course there is atleast 2 bottles of wine involved!
My cooking triumphs
Knowing the 'basics' has helped me along with practice, practice, practice over the course of 30+ years starting as a little girl helping mom peel apples for pie! I knew I "graduated" when at age 11, I could make the family 5 weekly loaves of bread...from scratch & definitely NO bread machine!
My cooking tragedies
I've also had more than enough of these! All part of the learning...
I'm a believer that a person will never become a better cook with trial & error. Thankfully, I'm mostly on the "triumph" side of things :)