I am a 44+y/o guy that loves to cook, in a long term relationship with a great cook in his own right, named Bill. We have a "very part-time " catering thing we do, largest party was for 100 people, several weddings ,and many a b-day party. We mostly cook for each other and a couple lucky folks that get to taste test.....
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook most anything but have always tried to make up my own recipes as well. They do call me the "fry king"...LOL I like cooking for the crowd ,cooking for less than six is a snack bar. I make a lot of homemade bread items as well, can my own jellies and relishes too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gosh, must be Thanksgiving. I do a spread that will not fit into one room much less one table. Mom now comes to my house for all the holidays and calls for recipe advice. Cooking for the "dear departed" is big here in the south as well, if I know you and your loved one passes you are sooo getting a HUGE casserole "to die for" from me....pardon the pun!
My cooking triumphs
There's one huge one I guess, I would say it was catering a wedding for our best friend's son this last November. We, Bill and I, got a standing ovation from entire reception party for our layout.
My cooking tragedies
I am honest enough to say that I have had my tragedies more than I care to mention, but I've yet to poison anyone.... yet....LOL Through failure one learns to succeed.