Growing up in a military family, when I was younger, we literally traveled the world. Guam, the Philipines, Thailand, Germany...I've seen alot. And it has also opened my eyes to so may types of food and styles of cooking!! I love trying new things, and rarely shy away from the unusual. Also, with my mom being born and raised in Louisiana/Southern Texas, that brings even more flavor to the table!! My boyfriend, who's honduran american, born and raised in Louisiana, says he loves the southern cooking passed down to me from my mom, along with the authentic latin dishes I've prepared for him.
I have a close friend from Laos, and she always tells her family that she loves the way I'll try anything she puts in front of me, and that none of her american friends are that adventurous. (some of the things are a little wierd!!)
I love All Recipes...it definately is my #1 go to site when I'm looking for something new.
My favorite things to cook
Anything fried!! Also, I love Italian food, Asian food... Ok, fine. I love all food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Getting together for the holidays. Cooking turkey, stuffing, asparagus cassarole, sweet potato pies, macaroni and cheese.
My cooking triumphs
Anything that brings a smile to my family, boyfriend, or friends faces is the highest compliment. I live with my boyfriend, and everytime I cook for him, without fail, he says 'mmmm...mmmm, you're hired!'. It always makes me laugh.
My cooking tragedies
In my earlier years of cooking, I had my share of tragedies. But thankfully, through trial and error (and with the help of AR) I've become much better!!!