I'm sort of a gamer chick, just recently moved out on my own. I enjoy making dinner/desserts for my roommates and boyfriend, and so far they seem to enjoy eating my attempts at gourmet cooking. I was never allowed to cook in my grandmother's kitchen while growing up, so I've been making up for lost time.
My favorite things to cook
I'm really fond of fancy gourmet cuisine, but I also like having lots of quick and easy recipes for those times when I'm in a rush. I love unique dishes with unusual flavors and textures. I am especially fond of cooking various types of meat. I like vegetables well enough, but there's just something extra to be said about a well-cooked, properly seasoned meal of pork, beef, poultry, or some other more exotic meat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family never did much cooking, but I was always a big fan of my mom's lasagna and her amazing spicy chili. My grandmother also had a wonderful recipe for some unusual oatmeal cookies that I insisted we make every single Christmas.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at a layered cake wasn't quite a tragedy, but the frosting between them turned out to be too thin, and the lower cake broke and pulled out some as I removed the parchment paper after frosting, making it somewhat lopsided. At least it was still delicious!