I'm 22 and a beginner-level cook. While growing up, my mom always took care of dinner and it was more of a bother when we were in the kitchen with her, so I never learned any tips. Now, I have to learn this all while dealing with the daily stresses of being an adult. Luckily, my boyfriend works as a cook and came from a family who loved cooking and trying new things! My boyfriend can literally look in an empty pantry (well empty in my eyes) & come out with a 4-course meal. I hope to catch on one day!
My favorite things to cook
I like simple things since I'm new. I really enjoy chicken and finding ways to tweak it instead of plain ol' fried or baked chicken.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas Casserole, which is your basic breakfast casserole that we all eat before opening presents.
My cooking triumphs
My friend Danielle came over to help me with Spinich Lasaagne Roll-Ups. They came out excellent! I still believe it was her help! I either would've given up, or have done them half-asked if I was by myself.
My cooking tragedies
Ok, I learned that when making puppy chow, dont add the cereal to the skillet of chocolate & PB. I mean, it sounds like common sense but I was gooing by the recipe. I ended up with a giant Chex covered chocolate ball, an emotional breakdown & 2 empty bottles of wine.