Retired. I cook for my husband (who still works) and my father who lives with me. Brunches at church, special holiday dinners, and simple meals.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti and meatballs. It has to cook several hours to be just right. I also make killer mashed potatoes (according to the relatives).
My favorite family cooking traditions
When we eat spaghetti together, we all wear our "spaghetti bibs" which were handmade by my late mother.
My cooking triumphs
Ususally I can give a pretty mean party layout of simple appetizer type foods.
My cooking tragedies
Occasionally, I cook a "burnt sacrifice" (especially as I get older).