I am a great grandmother and a true Rebel at heart...I tend to look at a recipe and then make my own dish using it as a starting point. I am not a pro, but as usual there is not a category to fit MY LEVEL! I grow my own herbs and vegies and I try to live an "Old World" life. Would LOVE to learn to cook in a dutch oven or wood cook stove!
My favorite things to cook
Things that allow me to expand on what I know...I will cook almost anything once, just to say I tried it.
But my very favorite is breads. I have a great recipe that I know by heart. But I only use it as a reference...I learned to make bread at my grandmother's knee (a fist full of this, a pinch of that)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Huge family "Work day" get-togethers where the guys worked on a project, and the gals put together a meal to rival any holiday spread!
My cooking triumphs
My breads when they turn out right!
My cooking tragedies
My breads when I try to cook too much and over rise a batch that then falls in the oven!