When I was growing up, I stayed in the kitchen with my mother and my grandmother. My mother remained reluctant to change recipes or experiment, but my grandmother was different.
My grandmother, (Korean), is an amazing cook. The first dishes I learned to cook were traditional Korean dishes that I still make today for my family.
Once I started a family, my cooking skills were at test. After a few years, my knowledge and passion for cooking increased.
Now I frequent allrecipes.com daily, learn new tricks, and experiment much. Every month I create a new family favorite that my family enjoys. After whipping together great food, I am left with time for my studies! (Biology)
My favorite things to cook
Bulgogi, shrimp scampi, breads, mushroom soup, pasta dishes . . .
My favorite family cooking traditions
Everyday starts a new tradition!
My cooking triumphs
My kids were complaining about their beef stroganoff one evening. (They were trying to get out of having to eat dinner so they could play.) I pulled out some kebob skewers, and let them put their meat and quatered mushrooms on. After they ate, they asked for more!
My cooking tragedies
While experimenting with a butternut squash dish, I obviously did something wrong. My family wouldn't eat it so we had to call take-out. They always bring that memory back up when I am in the kitchen saying, "Hey guys! We are going to do something different tonight!"