College student, a pile of restaurant experience and general cooking experience behind me. Now that I'm in school (with a severely curtailed budget) I'm always looking for ways to spice up and trick out old meals, and get ideas on things I've tried before.
My favorite things to cook
Anything hearty tops my list; meats, potatoes, and bread are all favorites, as are rice, pastas, and most kid's meals. There's not much more fulfilling than getting a cake to turn out just the way you want it too, either.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year, my Grandma makes a chocolate cheesecake; she won't give me the recipe, but every year she drops slightly less vague hints about what, exactly, is involved . . .
In any case, it's incredible. One of these days, I'll get it all figured out.