I'm a 28 year old living in the suburbs outside Washington, DC.
My favorite things to cook
Green Thai Curry * Homemade Pizza * Pasta AlForno * Jalapeno Poppers *
Salsas and Salad Dressings * Cakes and Brownies * and Anything New!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up watching my Grandmother and Mom cook everything. As soon as I could reach the counter, they let me help. By the time I was 10, I was hooked. Now I spend a lot of time watching the cooking channel to get ideas for new stuff to make or pouring over cookbooks from places I've visited. I love making everything from scratch like pizza dough and salad dressings. I hardly ever buy premade items and hamburger helper has been banned in my house since 1998.
My cooking triumphs
I made a tiramasu cake from this website with delicate layers and whipped cream icing. My friends from Germany said they hadn't had anything so delicious since they arrived in the States. Now the icing I learned how to make from that recipe is the only icing I use. No more sicking sweet thick icings again!
My cooking tragedies
There was this one instance where I thought it'd be a good idea to make stuffed cabbage. This is the only time I felt it was necessary to order pizza after trying the final product. To this day I have no idea what went wrong but it really really went wrong.