I am a 51 year old man. I'm married and have 3 kids, 2 step-kids and one grandson. We have the entire combined families over for all major holidays and several occasions in-between, so my wife and I entertain alot.
My favorite things to cook
I like to try new dishes that look good to me, but my specialty and favorite past-time is baking. I love to try new desserts, especially cakes, pies, cookies and candies (obviously, I have a sweet tooth). Several of my desserts are often requested at special occasions.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have birthday gatherings at our house for our extended family (we'll celebrate August birthdays, September birthdays, etc.) and I always let the birthday boys/girls choose the desserts I make.
My cooking triumphs
My specialty would be considered by most a large chocolate cake with a thick layer of cream filling and fudge-like frosting poured over it. This cake is almost like a big Ding Dong or King Don. I call it Devil's Food Delight, but when people request it, they ask for "that big King Don cake".
My cooking tragedies
The same cake above, before I perfected it. I've had the top layer completely slide off and it was a huge mess. But after a few improvements, it is an excellent dessert.