I come from a family of women who like to cook and are all pretty good at it. I find that cooking relaxes me and I enjoy cooking for family and friends. I'm always learning new things.
My favorite things to cook
Vegetarian/Vegan food. I've been a vegetarian for more than twenty years and a lot has changed food wise in that time. I used to only cook vegan food in my home (though that's changed, we're now ovo-lacto), so I feel very comfortable converting practically(!) any recipe so that its vegetarian/vegan.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking for the holidays with my mom. She's German and we make lots of traditional German treats for everyone.
My cooking triumphs
I love homey comfort food---macaroni & cheese, pot pies, anything with potatoes, rich stews, etc. I don't only cook these kinds of foods, but I do like to cook things along those lines. I can make very good vegan versions of most comfort foods. I also like to bake and I make pretty decent crusty bread.
My cooking tragedies
I have a serious sweet tooth and love to bake desserts. A few years ago I tried to make a classic double layer chocolate devil's food style cake from scratch and the entire thing was a mess. The cake didn't rise, it tasted awful, and even the frosting didn't come out right. It took me hours and I still don't know what I did wrong! (I haven't tried a repeat performance yet.)