I'm a graduate student, so my life is pretty much consumed by schoolwork, but I'm also a wife who loves to cook! I cook and bake in my spare time, and I've succeeded in making my very skinny husband gain at least a tiny bit of weight since we got married!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook desserts, especially unconventional ones, because I love to see people enjoy a new dessert that they've never tried before! I also like trying to master and perfect the basics -- chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, et cetera.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always go to my parents' for Thanksgiving dinner. My mom has perfected the dinner, so there's no need to do the whole Thanksgiving dinner on our own, but I'm always responsible for making dessert. I like to put a spin on traditional desserts, so this year I made apple flan ... yum!
My cooking triumphs
Blueberry bread. I get asked to make this over and over and over again. It's a simple quick bread, but for some reason, people love it!
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make cinnamon rolls. I had yet to master using yeast, so they were the most dense cinnamon rolls you've every seen! They weren't bad, just small!