I've enjoyed cooking since I was young, helping my mom in the kitchen with dinner or making cookies. I received my undergrad degree in hospitality management and have worked in restaurants for over 7 years. I love to experiment in the kitchen and I enjoy going out to eat, in addition to the great food it's also a good source of inspiration. I also enjoy collecting cook books.
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods such as cookies, cakes, and tarts; homemade pasta; creative casseroles from leftovers; chicken dishes; tapas.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking cookies around Christmas is my favorite cooking tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Homemade perogies...I've made them twice so far and they have been amazing!! I've also taken several cooking classes at my school (where I majored in Hospitality) and I have to say, those classes improved my cooking tenfold! My husband has also been a tremendous help...he taught me how to cook creatively rather than always using recipes.
My cooking tragedies
When I got my first apartment I had dozens of random recipes that I had acquired from various sources. Most of them weren't very good, but I think one of the dumbest things I did was, after using one of those recipes with jalapenos, to rub my eyes. That was a tragedy!!