I love to cook but I prefer simple things. I can do the elaborate but the tastes of simple foods are the best.
My favorite things to cook
Beans and rice, Seafood gumbo, and hamburgers!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We let the kids help. We have a long line of letting the kids help and they are all great cooks because of it. I myself was taught many things by my grandmothers, aunts, and mother. We were never shoo'd out of the kitchen - we got to help. We do the same for the kids today and they enjoy it too.
My cooking triumphs
I pulled off a full on Thanksgiving dinner in 4 hours one time. My Dad invited all of these people over to have dinner the week before Thanksgiving and guess who he forgot to tell...it was fine. The turkey was small and the ham was small so they were done. My poor brother in law and husband made several trips to the grocery store. No one knew about the slip up except us. It was a great day!
My cooking tragedies
Why can't I remember to take the giblets out of the turkey??? More than once I have fished half cooked giblets out of half cooked turkey!