My favorite things to cook
I'm still new to the wide world of cooking, but I absolutely love making Chinese dishes. It's one of my favorite cuisines anyway, but I already know that most of the dishes are salt laden and highly caloric. I know I'm no miracle worker, but at least with home prepping, I can have a taste that's somewhat similar (and pretty filling) plus I can sort of modify it enough to help fit into my die. Kinda like having your cake and eating it too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a kid mom would always recruit me to help with any cakes or pies that she needed made for the holidays. I always got really excited----even if most of the pies were the powdery 'Just-add-water'-esque type. For the other scratch cakes, she'd just add everything to a bowl and let me mix away (assisted).
As I got older, Mom gave me more freedom in the kitchen. Instead of asking me to fix something, she lets me take over the baking for any and all occasions. Working beside her can be a challenge, but I love bonding with her.
My cooking tragedies
I'm a lover of experimenting in the kitchen, but my worst yet has to be my take on homemade black bean veggie burgers. To this day I don't know where I went wrong, but I knew from first bite that it was something I never wanted to taste again. It was gummy....yet crunchy. One day I will find another recipe and try it again though. Defeat isn't an option! >:O