I started cooking on Saturdays when I was a teenager - one of my chores was to make homemade cookies every week for my father.
My favorite things to cook
Savory foods more so than sweets. Soups, traditional meals and sides, gourmet, slow cooking, roasting. I make my own sauces - a can of soup scares me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking together as a family, enjoying a glass of wine together while chopping vegetables and talking.
My cooking triumphs
Passover dinner for my husband's family - even had chopped liver made with schmaltz - I made both! Coq Au Vin is my favorite - a 2 day recipe. I love to take a good recipe and make it better - add a spice or herb....
My cooking tragedies
Diet eggplant parmesan. Cheese didn't melt. I made my DH try it first - yes I was that afriad to try it. We didn't eat it - went out. What did I learn? Make it right and enjoy in moderation.