I've always been one of those cooks who just throws in whatever ingredients and spices sound good to me at the time. I often use a recipe the "first" time and thereafter substitute whatever sounds good or I happen to have laying around.
My favorite things to cook
I've been dabbling with healty grilled meals and vegetarian options--it's new and fun for me!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fourth of July Baer Family Reunions. Hands down. Three days of absolutely awesome homemade potlucks.
My cooking triumphs
Summer grilling is my favorite, but my salads and pies always get finished and requested.
My cooking tragedies
Cookies...it's probably a good thing I'm impaired in the cookie department, but mine never turn out quite right.