I'm a recent college graduate, and since I'm still living at home, I've recently been put in charge of all the meals! Dinners are always a family affair and I look forward to all the preparation, and especially to dessert :)
My favorite things to cook
Baking is my first favorite - I'm a whirlwind at the holidays. Otherwise I just like trying new things and making meals that make my friends and family smile and pat their stomachs while asking for the recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Breakfast. We are such a breakfast family, I always look forward to the standards on weekend mornings with my parents.
My cooking triumphs
I make a pretty mean pumpkin roll .. and have done a lot of cooking and baking this past year that I'm proud of. The key is having willing guinea pigs :)
My cooking tragedies
Egg whites! Damn them, they are impossible. I had an awful time making meringues last holiday season and just recently learned that using eggs at room temperature is a better idea.. thank goodness for learning new things!