I grew up in Burnsville with my mom but I learned ow to cook from my ex-stepdad's new wife. I've been cooking since I was about 5(seriousy, it;s one of my earliest memories).
My favorite things to cook
Italian, Asian, and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My ex-stepdad's new wife would gather all of us kids and have each of us make a dessert for christmas. It lightened the load a little for her. She always gave me her fudge to do because, as she put it, I could make it better than she could.
My cooking triumphs
Making egg rolls that even people who hated egg rolls would like without going away from the asain style. Also making box cake that didn't taste like box cake(I don't know how I do it thoug).
My cooking tragedies
Occasionally burning food because I loose track of time.