My favorite time to bake is when it is storming outside. The warmth and smells just make a person all fuzzy inside. :)
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods, and old fashioned desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I use my Grandmothers recipes from the 1800's. Like I save all the ends from the bread, freeze them until I get enough for Bread Pudding. I do not believe in wasting any food when something yummy can be made out of almost anything...
My cooking triumphs
Lasagna & Chicken Kiev. My own original recipes of course....
My cooking tragedies
Butter smoked banana bread. The butter cooked out and over the loaf pans halfway through baking.