I am not a great cook but I am an enthusiastic one and like to experiment on my family with new ideas :) I often learn the best new recipes when I am on vacation and have time to practice a few times.
My favorite things to cook
Pies, anything and everything Thai, raclette and crazy salads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's knack for taking an empty fridge and turning it into a gourmet meal, my aunts' outlandish holiday desserts, my husband's amazing thanksgiving stuffing and my grandmother's trifle!
My cooking triumphs
Tom ka gai soup. Next I want to learn to make cannoli.
My cooking tragedies
Many in unlimited series of failures and successes....how else do you learn?