I started cooking at age 11 because my Mom was real sick and since I was the oldest, I had to learn to do the cooking. I'm a single Mom of 4 kids that I raised myself. I guess I could say that I've succeeded with 3 so far (out on their own) and just have one left to go. I've had the luxury to mostly be a stay at home Mom, and worked outside the home here and there. I love it when my grown kids call and say, "what or how do I do this?" for a certain recipe! I love this site and enjoy the recipe exchange and always get new idea's from you folks!
My favorite things to cook
I would have to say that I love to make Soup's, mostly due to trial and error. As well as my love for making desserts!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Now that my 3 big kids are older and have their own families, I love having Family Dinners to celebrate their birthdays as well as their spouse's. My Dad joins in and we have a nice huge dinner party with their favorite dinner as the main course! And always a couple desserts to pick from!
My cooking triumphs
I don't know what I'd consider a triumph because I don't cook allot of fancy foods like allot of you do.
My cooking tragedies
I think the funniest one was making popcorn with my 6 year old granddaughter in the whirly pop popcorn popper on the stove top. It ended up exploding all over the kitchen (my kitchen is really small).