I am a 26 year old guy, and I am just starting to cook. After I graduated college at age 22, my work kept me on the road until almost 9 months ago, so since I am finally in one spot, I want to learn how to cook for myself. You know, something other than the old college staples I was taught...Ramen Noodles and Easy Mac!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook desserts and sweets; candy of any kind. I have an enormous sweet tooth. I also like to cook pasta dishes, and main courses, but the sweets are my true love!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Wow, I am from the South, we have SO many traditions. My favorite tradition was on Sunday afternoons, we would all gather at my Grandmother's house and everyone would bring something...we would have Sunday dinner. Now that isn't really all that extraordinary, but when I think of all the love and conversations and life decisions that passed over that food throughout the years, it fills my heart with a joy that can never be matched. The food just makes it better!
My cooking triumphs
I haven't really been cooking long, but when I was in high school (many many years ago) I took Home Economics. We had to make a coffee cake from scratch. My HomeEc teacher tasted mine and told me it was the best she had tasted!
My cooking tragedies
I decided to make an angel food cake for one of our Sunday dinners (see above) and I don't know what happened, I followed the directions to a tee, but when it came out of the oven, something was wrong. It was flat and so chewy that your teeth would stick together...to this day I can't figure out what I did wrong! :o)