I'm a 20 year old college kid. I'm in the process of teaching myself to cook, and it's been quite an experiment. I'm always on the look out for new and exciting recipes. I've come to the point where I don't even know what recipe to look up because I can't think of anything! So I use stumble-upon and set my invest to only food/cooking and keep a close eye on several awesome food blogs, as well as the daily recommendations I get from Allrecipes.com.
My favorite things to cook
I am not good at deserts. So I try to stick with dinner options. My favorite things to cook are one pot meals, and casserole type things. Anything with pasta!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother did most of my family's cooking and she is a mix of Paula Dean and Sandra Lee. She's all about working with tight budget, dressing up store bought goods and adding some southern flair. She taught me how to make the most amazing mac n' cheese from a box and how to stretch my dollar. With her in mind, I'm always looking for a bargain, but I'm also trying to make more things homemade.
My cooking triumphs
Most recently it would have to be the Chicken and Gnocchi soup. It was one of the daily recipes, and I love the soup at Olive Garden. I gave it a try-- and wow!!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at homemade alfredo. Yuk!