My mother always made great home cooked meals for our family, and I hope to carry on the tradition. I especially like to cook really good, filling vegetarian meals. I am focusing on learning family friendly meals so that when I have children, I will be ready.
My favorite things to cook
Mostly, I like cooking vegetarian main dishes. I a finally starting to feel comfortable altering recipes and changing them in ways I think they would work. I am really excited about new and interesting flavors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At thanksgiving, everyone in the family picks one part of the meal to cook and I always get to make the pies. They are the best part, after all.
My cooking triumphs
Finally knowing how to use every spice in my spice rack.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make this tofu pie thing I found in a cookbook. I even cut the salt in half and it was still inedible (I found out later that the book had a misprint, confusing tablespoons with teaspoons), and the crust came out like cardboard. A total and complete failure. I think that that is my only major tragedy so far, but I am sure I will have more as I really start experimenting.