I am a graphic design student and new mom in Cincinnati, Ohio. I love cooking for my friends and family.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken! All types of chicken. I make a mean white chili and my meatloaf is killer. I also enjoy baking and hope to one day go to culinary school.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking with my family at holidays, and my grandfather makes a great corned beef and cabbage every St. Patty's day. Mom keeps family traditions alive with my grandmother's hamburger macaroni casserole and wonderful baked mac n cheese - my two favorite comfort foods. My grandmother cooks foods from her german heritage as well as from my grandfather's polish ancestry. I grew up learning how to make homemade golabki and pazcki. This has influenced my cooking tremendously.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I ever tried making a lemon meringue pie, it came out beautifully. It was the most creamy pie and fluffy meringue I have ever tasted. I also created a recipe for corn chowder that was delicious, and made a 5 qt pot of white chili that was gone 5 minutes after it was done.
My cooking tragedies
When I first started cooking (I was about 7 years old), I was making a cake with a friend. About 10 minutes into baking, I asked her "Did we add the eggs?" and we tried to do so at that point... it wasn't pretty, but still tasted good!