I'm currently a full-time student, lucky enough to quit working while attending classes. In my free time I've made cooking a huge hobby of mine. I like knowing what's going in my food and how to get the most flavor out of very healthy dishes. It's also really great to have a boyfriend who will grin and bear anything that I put in front of him. :)
My favorite things to cook
Right now the recipe that I feel I've really "gotten down" to a T would be white chicken chili. I love it! I'm always looking for new and interesting recipes to try and tweak to my liking. I love cooking desserts!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma made up a Milky Way cake recipe all from scratch and it's been passed down through the generations. If it came down to one tradition that I love, it's taking things from scratch and creating something that others are astounded by.
My cooking triumphs
It's always a triumph when my friends, family, and boyfriend can't stop complimenting what I've made for them. Ultimately I enjoy making things that they love and wants seconds of!
My cooking tragedies
I once completely screwed up some fried catfish. Though I don't think it was entirely my fault (because it was the first time I'd ever had store bought/farm catfish as opposed to wild catfish that I had caught)... I was still extremely disappointed in the whole thing. Breading wasn't right, fish was fatty. I threw it all out. Still trying to figure out what to do with the other pound in my freezer. :-p