I'm a typical college student. When I first went away from home I had very little cooking skills, besides making pancakes and baking desserts. Of course I couldn't live off of that, so I began experimenting w/ simple recipes. Here I am in my senior year and I have learned to cook various meals. I love watching cooking shows! I have one fear in the kitchen however, and that is frying. I hate! hate! hate! when things start popping. :( I am working on it by starting with sauteing veggies and will slowly work my way up. Wish me luck! :D
My favorite things to cook
I love my oven. I bake/fry most of my food in it. It's also a lot healthier. I enjoy cooking fish and chicken. As far as types, I like Hispanic (not just Mexican, since my family is Honduran), Italian, and comfort food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes a mean crab soup on special occasions. I need to get the recipe one day. ;) We also love to cook/eat plantains. For Thanksgiving and Christmas she goes all out and makes a typical meal. We get cake on Thanksgiving, unlike most people though, because my birthday is that week.
My cooking tragedies
About 2 years ago, I was trying to make shrimp scampi. I'd made it before, but usually had the bf around to actually cook the shrimp. This time, however, I was alone and starving! I tried cooking just a few of the shrimp and as soon as they started sizzling and popping the marinade everywhere I freaked out and turned the stove off. I then realized I was sweating from the fear. Needless to say, I eventually tried it again and luckily can make it on my own now.