When I moved out, I had to start relying on my grade 8 Home Ec skills! I find that I'm enjoying trying new things and they usually turn out well. I'm more comfortable with baking than preparing meals but I'm learning! My favourite foods are pasta, chicken quesadillas, paninis (I just got a new grill!), pecan butterscotch muffins, brie and ice cream. I don't eat red meat but I can cook a mean steak!
My favorite things to cook
Pies (especially lemon meringue), flan, brownies, muffins, cookies, cornbread, pasta and banana bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes this incredible chicken pie and her stuffing is sensational as well. Whenever we have family dinners with the whole extended family, we have them at my parents' house. My mom always cooks enough food for at least 30 people! And she does it all by herself! She makes Chinese dishes and Canadian/Caucasian dishes. Growing up, she would prepare separate dinners for me because I was such a picky eater!
My cooking triumphs
The first time I succeeded in making meringue was a real triumph. So I'm happy whenever a meringue pie turns out well. I'm always working towards the perfect crust. I've also made good cornbread, stuffed almond-covered chicken breasts, steak au poivre, vegetarian quiche, muffins and Yorkshire pudding!
My cooking tragedies
I made a banana cream pie for my boyfriend's parents and the custard filling didn't thicken properly! The crust was absolute perfection and the meringue turned out well, but the filling was watery! I was so upset!