My favorite things to cook
I like to try new and different things. My husband is less willing, so I have to compromise my adventurous taste with this "I'm not so sure about that" taste.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family cooking traditions are based on flavor more than being healthy. I like to find a way to combine the two. I live in the south, and a lot of our traditional family foods are casseroles and/or usually include "cream of"s. And when all else fails, take what you've got on hand and combine it all in a big pot. That... doesn't always work.
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I follow a recipe, it usually works out. My mother-in-law loves to cook, and whenever I have a question about a substitution or what exactly that mystery ingredient is, she can usually help me out. Every cook should have a secret weapon. She's mine.
My cooking tragedies
Trying that "when all else fails" idea I mentioned. Some flavors were never meant to be introduced, much less combined. Trust me.