When I was younger I hated to cook because I wasn't confident about it and never really learned how. So I made a lot of boxed dinners. Then I started dating a farm boy and put a lot of pressure on myself to cook good hearty meals for him so I turned to allrecipes.com to find good recipes. I eventually married the farm boy and now cook yummy home-cooked meals for my family every night of the week. And my whole family now raves about my cooking. My mom is even trying to talk me into opening a restaurant w/ her!
My favorite things to cook
I love hearty soups in the winter and different types of salads in the summer. But I also like baking bread and making desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
German potato salad
My cooking triumphs
There's too many to mention. I started out not even liking to fry bacon! I've come a long ways but still have a lot to learn.
My cooking tragedies
I like to keep the tragedies to myself. There's been a few times that I've cooked/baked something, then thrown it away before my husband knew it existed.