I am a flute player by trade, and my husband and I are expecting our first child in Nov 2011.
My favorite things to cook
Ratatouille (like the Pixar movie!), Mimi's Corn Chowder (so fattening, but delish), Cornbread, Strawberry Shortcake with Biscuit Men (use a gingerbread man cutter for the biscuits).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Corned Beef Hash, Homemade Skillet Dinner with evaporated milk and Parmesan cheese, and my husband makes the best homemade cheesecake and Italian Creme Cake (try vanilla instead of almond extract).
My cooking triumphs
I finally am practiced at how to make good biscuits without Bisquick mix.
My cooking tragedies
Quite a few, but most notably I forgot to pre-cook the potatoes for a potato casserole last month. My in-laws were nice and didn't say anything, but when we heated up leftovers two days later, my husband mentioned how crunchy they were, oy vey!