A 5th year graduate student getting a PhD in Chemistry (surprisingly, most chemists I meet love to cook!)--- since I am living on a students salary I often have to make "bargain" recipies - that is, I have been known to improvise on dishes and make up new things based upon what is already in my pantry!!
My favorite things to cook
Everything!! I love trying new things- desserts, main dishes, ethnic food, appetizers--- I'll try anything once!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Shortbread cookies with sugar sprinkles are a must during winter holidays!
My cooking triumphs
I am slowly conquering game meats!
My cooking tragedies
One time I had no money and nothing to take to a family picnic- so I tried to make the coffee cake on the back of the bisquik box!!! lets just say I still get made fun of for it!