My favorite things to cook
Any kind of meat; especially grilling or smoking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking turkeys and hams for the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
Smoked and fried trout on a camping trip. In the camping site next to us was a man and his teenage son who were just there to trail ride. They were eating Dindy Moore Stew warmed by their campfire. My brother and I envited them to join our families (10 of us) with the days catch. Along with the trout we had fried potatoes and onions, baked beans, hush puppys, and cole slaw; for dessert we made smores and banana boats. After dinner the man said it was the best camping meal he had ever had and that there was no reason we all shouldn't weight 300 pounds. LOL, at the time I was the heaviest at about 170LBS. It was a good trip.
My cooking tragedies
I mis-read my brothers recipe and added 1 cup of hot pepper sauce instead of 1 tablespoon to the dipping sauce. The sauce was still good, but it was hot. We all had tears running down our cheeks. LOL