Always loved to cook, but until my wife became ill, never really put much time into it. Now I'm on my own, and I try to cook as much as possible, but I eat a LOT of leftovers.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods.....pot roast, pot pies, scalloped potatoes....guy stuff....and bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was an awesome cook and baker, and I am always trying to make her traditional dishes as well as she made them. Bread was one of her specialties, and I love the whole process of bread baking. Someday, I hope to get close to baking bread like my Mom's.
My cooking triumphs
Perfect potato pancakes.
My cooking tragedies
One time, I was trying to roast a turkey in an oven bag using a roaster oven to free up my regular oven. The bird was stuffed and doctored up inside the bag, but when I tried to put it into the preheated roaster, the bag touched the sides and immediately melted, which caused some temporary anxiety, to say the least.