Videogames and cooking are my passions.
My favorite things to cook
My cookies are the best in the family's but I really enjoy cooking breakfast. Every time my long distance boyfriend visits me I make him his favorite blueberry pancakes with a berry infused whipped cream. It doesn't make me a morning person though. 'Breakfast' usually turns into sausage and french toast for lunch. I like eating breakfast anytime, even late at night. My personal favorite is my maple, egg, and cheese sandwiches. I'm a Vermonter so I love my real maple syrup and super sharp cheddar cheese.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The tradition from my dad's side is my great-grandmother's chicken and dumplings recipe. I can't expose quite what makes it so special but every family gathering my dad makes it and (once it cools down) it's crazy good! My sister's tradition is making our father a peanut butter cup pie for his birthday, of course that was before he was diagnosed with diabetes. Lastly, every time I make my annual visit to my grandmother's in MD, we have blue crabs and the night afterwards my aunt makes crab soup from the scraps and claws.
My cooking triumphs
I have yet to have a cooking 'triumph' but I have cooked things very successfully.
My cooking tragedies
I once made my dad's favorite dish (pestitsio) and I didn't temper the eggs. whoops!