My mom instilled a love of cooking in me and taught me almost everything I know... Whatever did not come from her, I learned on the Food Network TV and reading cookbooks in my spare time.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy banana bread with additions such as flax, oat bran, extra dark chocolate chips for antioxidants, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up there was always fresh baking in our home. Another tradition, big Friday night family dinners weekly.
My cooking triumphs
Personally I consider one of my best baking endeavours (due to the patience and care involved) making my own cinnamon buns from total scratch, dough and all.
My cooking tragedies
Over-salting my food to an embarrassing extent accidentaly on a first date. Didn't work out too badly, though! He still came back for more, and is now my husband.