I am 26 years old, and having been baking for about 18 years now. I really love it and get awesome responses even when I think I've messed up. I enjoy cooking new things for my husband, but baking is still my favorite.
My favorite things to cook
Cakes and cookies. My favorite recipes are Hermits, Honey spice cake, Cheesecake, and Angelfood cakes. I also love playing around with meatloaves and stew. I'm best known for my snickerdoodles.
My favorite family cooking traditions
An excellent mashed potato casserole every Thanksgiving, and my mom's homemade bread, which I'm still trying to figure out the trick of!
My cooking triumphs
I've invented several recipes: Golden Craisin Pumpkin bread, a working-over of the basic Banana muffin, and my "Fiesta" cake. I've also made several killer cheesecakes. More recently, I've learned how to make teriyaki, fried rice, chicken katsu, and developed a chocolate-chocolate-chip cookie that everyone raves about :)
My cooking tragedies
The worst would be when I made my first truly perfect cheesecake: we ate about half of it, and when I took it to put it away in the fridge, the whole thing capsized onto the floor :( And I can't make shortbread to save myself.