I'm married, work from home, have two rambunctious toddlers and am also a part-time college student as well. Most anything that has to do with baking is therapeutic for me. I admire those that cook completely from scratch and want to attain that knowledge for myself as well.
My favorite things to cook
I'm willing to take a try at anything that goes into an oven. My stovetop skills still need some tuning, but I'm learning long-distance with an old friend in that area. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Still have yet to create some good ones for my own family. We're contemplating a homemade pizza night like that ones I grew up with. And how I miss the corn soup, venison stew and fry bread that I grew up with as a child! I still need to work on my fry bread skills, too. :) Once I get that down, my hubby wants to figure out fry bread pizza, which he had out west in Tribal Corps.
My cooking triumphs
Making my first banana cream pie from scratch, which my mother-in-law told me put hers to shame. I've also been told my carrot cake is the best, and the nieces and nephews love most any cookies I bake for them. :) Also last year's Thanksgiving dinner -- all from scratch -- that kept my hubby bragging well after it was over.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at biscuits from scratch. They were flat frisbees, not even fit for the birds.