When I have time, one of my favorite things to do is look for new things to try for meals.
My favorite things to cook
I love my slow cooker, you can't beat it especially when you are working fulltime. One pan recipes are great for this as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I probably got my desire for cooking & trying new things from my Dad. He would try exotic recipes or always cook recipes from his favorite restaurants.
My cooking triumphs
One of the dishes my family loves is a mexican lasagna I make. We love mexican food and it has all our favorite flavors. It's made of course in a large glass casserole dish so we can eat it for a couple of nights.
My cooking tragedies
The only one I can think of is the cabbage roll-ups I tried a week ago. I didn't have toothpicks or string to hold them together so they ended up coming apart. Still delicious though.