I'm a college student spoiled by parents who send up a basket of home-cooked goodness every weekend. Sometimes when I'm feeling brave, however, I like to try out new recipes and create delicious things to send back to them. :) When working with recipes, I have a tendency to adjust and eyeball as I go along (due in equal parts to a sense of adventure and a reluctance to find the measuring spoons). Sometimes it works out well for me, sometimes I learn NOT to eyeball particular ingredients (baking soda, anyone?) but the key is that I'm learning!
My favorite things to cook
I love desserts-- both making them and eating them! Cookies, cakes, pies, all sorts of sweets. I'm especially fond of French desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving is the BEST.
My cooking triumphs
My family always leaves the steak flavoring up to me, and I manage to make decent omelets despite being a groggy zombie in the morning.
My cooking tragedies
With the exception of steak, I'm at a total loss when it comes to beef. So many cuts! So many preparations! Eek!