Kind of a bad cook. Sometimes things turn out really well. Mostly not.
Am learning. Discovered mise en place and that helps immensely.
Tasting helps too. lol
My favorite things to cook
I like anything with tomatoes, cucumbers and grilled eggplant.
I made a great salad, guacamole and salsa. It's the adding heat part I tend to have issues with.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Japanese food and soul food. Mom is Japanese from Japan. Dad is from Florida. We eat pretty well here.
My cooking triumphs
I rock Japanese food. My pasta pomodoro is pretty good. Crockpot stews, salads. I do cheesecakes without a recipe. Made cheesecake centered chocolate cupcakes which were excellent. Ooh, somehow I manage to make a good gravy.
My cooking tragedies
Dinner every night? I've started making dinner the nights I'm not in class. My parents are troopers--they've sat through some seriously vile meals.