I am a roguish ne'er-do-well in my mid/late twenties.
My favorite things to cook
Rich, creamy pastas, spicy stir fry, anything involving red meat and garlic really.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad is a strict, meat-and-tater kinda guy, so on nights he was gone, mom and I would break out the cookbooks and experiment with the fancy recipes. There were a lot of disasters, but several favorites came out of those nights, too.
My cooking triumphs
My family loves my stuffed mushroom recipe. It's nice to have the older, more experienced family cooks appreciate something I do.
My cooking tragedies
Dough. I don't make it. I don't know what it is, but I can never get that junk to do what it's supposed to do.