I've been cooking for my family, by myself, since I was in 6th grade. I've started to really try other types of cooking since 11th grade in highschool. I've learned to cook Phillipino and Indian/Pakistani food in my college years as my friends families has treated me like their own daughter.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking cookies and cakes. Also love to just cook generally everything. Food makes many people happy and I like to make people happy.
Overall, my "crack cookies" as my friends call them, are my favorite thing to bake because everyone always loves them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making dinner. I usually make dinner at home for my family. Also our weekend BBQs with family and our huge Thanksgiving lunch in which I make everything else (stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, etc...), but the turkey for a family gathering of 15+. We usually get a yummie smoked turkey.
My cooking triumphs
Making my chocolate chip cookies for my relatives without measuring cups or spoons. They came out AWESOME! Now for some reason I cannot replicate it =(
My cooking tragedies
Taking 6 hours to cook a dinner. Never pleasant!