My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy cooking Mexican foods, comfort foods, and any desserts. My favorite thing is to have my house smell appetizing the moment you walk in the door.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Christmas cookies with my mom, and now with my kids. My chocolate chip and cranberry oatmeal cookie recipes are sought after by friends and family, and I like supplying ample amounts at Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Baking 350 cookie "suckers" with my mom and maid of honor the day before my wedding. The biggest triumph here was not eating so many that we could fit into our dresses the next day ;o).
My cooking tragedies
Breaking my favorite Pampered Chef mini loaf pan in two. But now I have two small mini loaf pans :>)!
Also, not being willing to try recipes with a long list of ingredients. I bet they taste good, but if I can't use a spice/ingredient in several recipes I just won't buy it.