I'm a Yale student returning from a year off. I've always been somewhat of a dessert connoisseur, but this previous year was the first time I had to cook actual meals. All recipes.com is a lifesaver for me.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts are my favorite although I have to admit half the time I never get to the baking stage, I just eat the dough. It’s a guilty pleasure. Other than sweets I like hearty southern meals, potatoes, things with cheese. Basically anything that is bad for a diet. I plan on learning how to cook healthy stuff some day….maybe next year :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I’m a direct descendant of a non-cooking family. We buy packaged food for pot-lucks, go to buffets during the holidays, and eat out whenever possible. Not to say I don’t have wonderful memories of my family and eating together, but I don’t know of any cooking traditions.
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs would have to be rum cake. My mom and I baked a few minicakes for my dad and brother in Iraq last Christmas and they were a huge hit with the troops. We are now basically operating a rum cake factory where we ship off the cakes at least twice a month.
My cooking tragedies
Well, I am trying to think of tragedies and there aren’t too many. I just now realized it is because I don’t take very many risks, in fact I only cook recipes that have 5 or 4.5 stars and a try to follow the recipes and reviews exactly. So I guess you could call that my biggest failure, I don’t experiment or try new things nearly enough. I also need to stop eating all my desserts before I cook them. Almost all my cookies are “tragedies,” they die before they are ever born.