I'm stubborn, and I seemed to have inherited my dad's temper when things go wrong. Such a trait does not mesh well with cooking. I'm trying to overcome it, and my other little idiosyncrasies. I also have 2 little girls who do not permit me to hang out in the kitchen as much as I would like sometimes.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake more than actual cooking most of the time, although if something turns out well then it will be my favorite at that moment in time. ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
On birthdays my family gets together and has lunch and our mom will make whatever dish we want. It's usually either vegetarian lasagna, vegetarian taco salad, or our grandma's vegetarian mexican dish.
My cooking triumphs
I've been improvising when I cook more and more. Which is HUGE for me. I've always been a "must stick to the recipe" kind of person.
My cooking tragedies
Oh I've had lots. Worst thing I've ever done was pour olive oil into a hot skillet. There was LOTS of smoke, and our apartment smelled horrid for like a month.