My favorite things to cook
Simple things that taste complex and fabulous; things that take a bit more time and effort but are worth it for the taste; anything that satisfies my sweet tooth.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving with all the trimmings.
My cooking triumphs
I conquered my fear of yeast breads thanks to Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Hertzberg/Francios. Now I make it often without even worrying about that dreaded yeast.
Crepes - something else I was afraid to try because they seem so delicate. Try the Dessert Crepes recipe here, it's great and so easy!
My cooking tragedies
Angel food cake at high altitude... splat!... enough said.