Well, I'm a 20 year old Junior in college, and I'm living in an apartment for the first time this year, and I have begun to love cooking from scratch as much as possible. In my mind, if it came from a jar, box, or mix, it's not really cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking desserts, and have an affinity for pound cakes, cookies, and other things which will make me fat. Also, I'm a huge carnivore, and creative preparations of meats are a real favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother and grandmother are wonderful bakers and cooks, and make a delicious Czech nut bread called "Kolach" every Christmas. It's a little sweet, buttery, flaky and I will not rest until I can make it as well. (It's amazing!)
My cooking triumphs
I learned how to make homemade pizza dough and sauce from scratch and am now seriously considering opening a pizzeria someday. I love it, but what's more, everyone I introduce it to adores the thick, garlicy crust and spicy, sweet tomato sauce.
My cooking tragedies
The worst thing I've yet done is over mix a pound cake. In case you didn't know, mixing a pound cake batter too much makes it taste pretty much like rubber. I had to throw it out. It was very sad for me.