I'm 19 years old, and working on being a great cook for my family.
My favorite things to cook
Hands down, desserts. All my favorite recipes have been taught to me by my grandmother. She has one of the best imaginations around!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions are all around the holidays. We each have our own job to do at grandmas house, and work around each other- I always get to mash the potatoes, no matter what!
My cooking triumphs
When I was fourteen, and just getting on my feet as a cook, I made a sweet rum torte. It took forever to get it right, and then my brother at half of it before I could let anyone else try it! At least I know someone likes my cooking.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made lefsa. Lefsa is supposed to be nice and thin, like paper, but mine turned out more like a pancake. at least 1/4 inch thick, and a little charred in some places. My entire family ate it though, and complimented on my "great" cooking skills.