I'm married and have a great little daughter. Since becoming a stay-at-home mom and taking on the responsibility of feeding the family, I've really come to love cooking. I think if more people cooked, they would be healthier--less processed foods, more control over ingredients. I've found that I've actually lost weight and feel better since I started cooking more!
My favorite things to cook
Love baking, but my husband hates having too many sweets in the house! I love making any pasta dish because it's so easy and tasty. My favorite cookbook is the rather mundane "365 Ways to Cook Pasta." Sometimes the recipes need a little adjusting, but they're all easy and use common ingredients--I've never made anything bad from there.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom makes great mashed potatoes and gravy for Thanksgiving. She is well into her sixties but still loves trying new recipes. I'm sure I'll be the same way.
My cooking triumphs
They are few and far between--at least in my eyes. I'm hard on myself when it comes to judging what I've cooked.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to count. Even though I love cooking, it doesn't come naturally to me. I'm better at following a recipe than trying to improvise.