Let's see: I've been married for 16 years and am the mother of 4 (2 teens, 1 toddler, and 1 infant). I love to cook, especially desserts, as treats for my children and their friends.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making elegant, "different" dinners and to explore flavors from various cultures. I normally make cookies but have been experimenting with clakes and pies lately.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't really have any family cooking traditions. My teen daughter likes to help sometimes but has difficulty following directions. :) My husband and son just enjoy nibbling and stealing tidbits during the cooking process.
My cooking triumphs
My honey glazed ham is requested every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It seems to be my trademark now, which I enjoy.
My cooking tragedies
I can't even think of specifics but I've had quite a few dissappointments. Main dishes that did not turn out the day of a dinner. Food that did not taste exactly how it did the first time I made it. Cookies that got too hard. Desserts that overcooked. Each tragedy is just a learning experience.