My favorite things to cook
I love to do pretty much anything on the stove: boiling, frying, braising, panbroiling, etc. Chicken is a particular favorite for cooking - it's so versatile! I also like to roast meats and vegetables in the oven, and have lately been trying my hand at outdoor grilling, to mixed results. :D I also love microwave cooking - so fast and easy! ~*~*~
I'm not a big baker - my baking is pretty much limited to whatever I can get in a box. :) Than being said, when I do find a good recipe, I hold onto it. I'm not afraid to bake a batch of cookies or a cheesecake from scratch from time to time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner! I just don't care for all the planning and "business". Too much scheduling and hubbub for me. :)
My cooking triumphs
I love to cook with chicken, and I usually work "on-the-fly", creating recipes as I go. Almost every single time, it comes out great (and the rest is really darned good too). I just wish I would write more of these recipes down!!
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make sourdough bread one time - and only one time - and ended up with two, wonderful smelling, perfectly shaped round loaves of building bricks. You could've killed an elephant with that bread!