My favorite family cooking traditions
Our Holiday tradition starts about a month ahead of time. The whole family gets together and each person chooses 2 baked goodies to make. after a few shopping trips to Costco and a few other places, we spend a 3 day weekend baking and cooking all the goodies and making Christmas baskets. It's three days of fun and togetherness! It helps to have extra dishwashers too!
My cooking triumphs
Sticky buns. gotta be the sticky buns! Took my mother's recipes (which she got from HER mother!) tweaked it, and made nirvana! I still send it to my daughter, currently serving in the Marine Corps in California.
My cooking tragedies
first few times I tried to make bread, I made great doorstops instead!