I enjoy cooking and baking a lot. Sometimes it's hard to time things properly but usually it turns out... Hehehe.
My favorite things to cook
Soup, sauteed veggies, shrimp scampi
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom's apple pie. I have never been satisfied with any other apple pie, I've been spoiled!
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made cake from a box. For some reason I do better making things on a whim or altering recipes... Whenever I have to follow it word for word I always mess it up. When I made this cake, pretty much everything went wrong - I got the temps mixed up and preheated it too low and baked it too high. And kept checking on it (because I didn't know opening the oven frequently can kill your cake). Additionally I didn't have measuring spoons, so I had to guess with the ingredients, and I didn't have an electric mixer so I just mixed it as fast and hard as I could! But amazingly, through all that, it somehow turned out. The only evidence was that it stuck to the pan a little. I now refer to it as the Immortal Cake because you couldn't kill it if you tried. :P
My cooking tragedies
The first time I went to bake cookies I burned them. :( Turned out I got the heat controls on my oven mixed up and I baked them at twice the temperature they should've been baked at!