I used to have much more time for cooking. Now that I am living in Crimea, I mainly prepare food for our synagogue, holidays, and special events. At one time I had a bakery in North Miami Beach.
My favorite things to cook
Breads and yummy desserts, though now I'm on South Beach for 1 1/2 years, so I haven't done much of that. I guess good vegetarian and other dishes that jive with South Beach.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have a Kosher South Beach blog at: http://sbdrecipes.webs.com/
My cooking triumphs
Once I made a wedding cake for a vegetarian. The layers were something like pineapple-carrot and walnut, with cream cheese-buttercream frosting, and it came out terrific.
My favorite dessert to make is Boccone dolci.
My cooking tragedies
Occasionally I'm so involved in my work I forget something till it burns!