I cook, I eat, therefore I am (hippy)
My favorite things to cook
Mostly sweets, trying to move on to "real food." I think it's because of the reaction desserts get... normally real food doesn't get the "oooh aaaah" (except that buffalo chicken dip!!! wow!)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother was a home ec teacher, so my tradition is to follow recipes *to the letter* :-) I like Martha Stewart's recipes. Something in me likes difficulty. I feel guilty when it's too easy. Like using cake mix. I like toasting and grinding my own hazelnuts, making my own lemon curd and hand mixing Gianduja, instead of buying Nutella. I will add difficult steps to some recipes, like straining cooked sweet potato so that a cheesecake won't have fibrous strands. Crazy, I know.
My cooking triumphs
A baked lasagna from another site... it was orgasmic!!
My cooking tragedies
erm... I'm pretty careful