I have a dairy allergic little boy, an eternally hungry teenage son, a meat & potatoes loving husband, and I was a vegetarian for many years (now eat meat, but still prefer veg!). I've gotten quite good at adapting one meal to suit us all with small alterations and additions/omissions. I see recipes as a starting point, and love to experiment in the kitchen!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Trying to replicate my Grandma's traditional southern recipes. She doesn't use recipes, and we live on opposite sides of the continent (Florida to BC), so trying to identify a 'bit' of this and a 'handful' of that over the phone is a challenge!
My cooking triumphs
Any time I can create a dairy free version of a recipe that traditionally uses dairy, and have my entire family like it!
My cooking tragedies
Jello! To this day I have never made a bowl of Jello that set! It's a curse :-)