My favorite things to cook
LOVE anything Italian, and I love anything I can throw in a crock pot. I like trying new things all the time and am always game for new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is Armenian, so I always remember helping my Grandmother make traditional Armenian dishes like pilaf, kufta, lahmahjoon, choereg, dolmas, borag, etc (sorry if the spelling is incorrect). I also have cousins who run the shish-kebob stand at our local fair every year, and I remember being little and helping out in there...mainly just giving people fountain sodas, lol.
My cooking triumphs
In 2005, I made my first full meal EVER which happened to be Thanksgiving dinner. It was for myself, my new boyfriend, 2 good girlfriends, and 3 Japanese exchange students (who had never had Thanksgiving dinner before). I did it all: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry jelly. And I ACED it!
My cooking tragedies
My current boyfriend is very "steak and potatoes" so alot of the new and interesting things I cook are things he tends to not enjoy. I also once thought I could try to make Top Ramen noodles better by adding Dill Weed (I was 13 at the time). To this day, I hate the taste of dill because of it