I'm a stay at home mom and student at the moment. I'm studying nursing, and I'm in a program to get a certificate to work as a nursing assistant until I get into a nursing program. I live with my boyfriend and our sweet toddler daughter and two fat cats in SE Portland. I love to read science fiction and fiction and I would watch lots of cooking shows if we had cable! :)
My favorite things to cook
Anything that makes my boyfriend tell his friends about it. I love to hear him say "You should come over for dinner, Patricia is making this awesome dish" I make alot of Italian food because that is his preference. I really don't like to make cookies though, I'm not a fan of things I have to do in batches, lol that might be why I hate doing laundry.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year around Christmas my sisters and I (I have 4) go over to my Mom's house and bake cookies together then we have a cookie exchange! That way we get lots of variety without having a ton of cookies or having to do a ton of baking.
My cooking triumphs
Hmmm, I made a cheesecake once that turned out well. I've developed a talent for picking steaks at the store that turn out really well.
My cooking tragedies
Lol, I made a cheesecake once... it was a different one. Oh, no I tried to fry some shrimp once and I didn't know that oil doesn't take as long as water to heat up and the pan caught on fire and I had to put the whole thing in the backyard because the smoke detector was going off. I ruined that pan.