I love entertaining and trying new foods.
My favorite things to cook
Homemade soups, made with what comes out of my imagination, is my favorite thing to make. A close second is anything with yeast dough. The whole yeast dough "experience" is therapeutic on a variety of levels.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both my mother and grandmother were awesome comfort food cooks, so I venture back to those recipes now and then. I try to give them a little bit healthier spin while leaving the "comfort" level intact.
My cooking triumphs
My greatest cooking triumphs have involved holiday open houses and cooking everything from scratch for 100 people. Those events have also made me question my sanity! :)
My cooking tragedies
I can't remember any specific tragedies (except for one that involved mac and cheese and camping with the kids many years ago), though I suspect I've probably blocked them from my mind.