I am a young mother of young children (under age 5). They don't always eat what I cook because an adult can only have so much macaroni and cheese, no matter how dressed up. My kids do eat most of the things I make because I try to make things I know they'd like.
My favorite things to cook
Italian food, especially with tomato based sauces. I'm also quite good at asian stir-fry.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving...need I say more?
My cooking triumphs
My husband's parents came over for dinner a few weeks ago. I had one hour to prep, make and serve. I found a recipe for chicken parmesan that sounded appetizing and made it. I have never seen my Mother-in-law eat so much! We all loved it (except my kids, they wouldn't try "red chicken").
My cooking tragedies
Eggplant pizza was a disaster. I was overdue for the birth of my first child and heard that eggplant can cause labor. So I found a recipe, made it, and threw it in the trash shortly after it was done. Thank you Domino's!