I make bento lunches for myself and my husband every morning, and usually dinner in the evenings, too. I love to challenge myself w/new recipes that I found online here, from friends, or from a show on tv. I plan our meals out for the week so there's no more "what's for dinner?" being asked, and keep everything organized in a google calendar that I share w/my husband and a few friends who are curious about what's on the menu.
My favorite things to cook
roasted veggies (so easy! you know, roasted ANYTHING is good...), slow-cooker chili or stew or bbq, tamagoyaki (thin egg omelets that took some time to master making), and anything cute that I add to our bento lunches
My favorite family cooking traditions
making holiday cookies (I host a cookie exchange yearly), "zonker" (a cobbler-like dish I grew up eating at my gramma's), and my cousin's chili
My cooking triumphs
my first apple pie from scratch, w/lattice topping & made w/apples I picked in an orchard myself!
My cooking tragedies
when making brownies at a friends house, I accidentally added garlic-infused oil instead of vegetable oil; the resulting double-chocolate garlic brownies were some of the weirdest things 've ever eaten [and then, thrown out] :P