I'm a full-time mom with three kids who love to help in the kitchen. One of my kids is super picky, one will eat a decent variety but is scared of new foods, and one will try anything--he's not quite four and loves sushi!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, baked goods, and quick and/or simple dinners my kids will eat. I also love to cook for "special occasions," but just can't put the effort into gourmet meals on a daily basis.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Licking the brownie batter bowl!
My cooking triumphs
Last year I hosted Easter dinner for the first time. Everything came out perfectly and I got rave reviews, especially for the ricotta cheesecake.
My cooking tragedies
Once when I was a kid, I made a batch of cookies but forgot to add the flour. Another time, not so long ago, I dropped a chocolate cake as I took it out of the oven. And once, I used my food processor to make the crust for a cheesecake, and as our entire family sat down (at a relative's house) for desssert, people started picking bits of plastic from the cheesecake. My food processor "shed" some parts into the crust and I didn't even notice...