Never cooked really until I was married. Even then, it was difficult for me to even touch raw meat. It grossed me out!
My favorite things to cook
Whole foods with natural seasonings. I am most satisfied when I can cook something from scratch without the use of ingredient derived from chemically processed sources and without preservatives/ additives. Everyone can eat more cleanly!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Really, there are none sadly. From the most memorable Lemon Cake down to my Aunts Chili, none were never made from scratch! I grew up in a commercialized mass produced, processed food era when Hamburger Helper was considered healthy merely because the commercial said so! I'm changing that. ;)
My cooking triumphs
Hmmm,...I don't know. I guess I should say my cooking triumphs are when I get a recipe right and/ or don't over cook something. LOL!
My cooking tragedies
Many! I forget about such things. Usually it revolves around me making simple mistakes.