I'm bipolar and it is deeply reflected in my cooking. Lol
My favorite things to cook
Cakes and cookies. My husband doesn't like sweets so if I can make something that he loves, I gain a sense of accomplishment.
My favorite family cooking traditions
2012 was my first time cooking Thanksgiving in lieu of my mother. I did it for her because it was a way for me to do it and have her on hand for questions. This year I am cutting the umbilical cord... with a chef's knife!
My cooking triumphs
I worked as a pastry chef for a while but my real triumph was Thanksgiving 2012 when I cooked using none of my mother's recipes and my father actually preferred some of mine!
My cooking tragedies
I don't know what I was thinking. It's a cake I've made dozens of times before. I know it is an extra heavy cake with an extra light frosting and I still tried it as a two layer round. I shamefully submitted it to cakewrecks.