I'm a writer and student who also works a day job. Cooking helps me relax and stretch my creative skills, especially when I go to allrecipes.com to find something I can make with what I have on hand.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that makes use of the fresh herbs from my windowsill garden. Recipes including lots of fresh produce. Anything spicy or unique!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making cookies with my grandmother, mother, and sister. Pan-frying trout in lemon butter with my dad. Barbecuing with friends and making chicken marsala with my boyfriend.
My cooking triumphs
Lavender cookies made with my window-grown lavender. Grilled burgers made with ground sirloin and Italian sausage. Blueberry alfredo sauce.
My cooking tragedies
Runny chocolate chip cookies (forgot the baking powder!). Oatmeal-apple pancakes that fell apart in the pan (oil wasn't hot enough).