All of my hobbies and interests (including cooking) are all "used to be's). Poor health precludes enjoyments of life.
My favorite things to cook
All things new and interesting; especially with herbs, spices and garlic.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas morning Italian meatballs and a large pot of MY spaghetti sauce.
English Trifle for Christmas day dessert.
My cooking triumphs
homemade spaghetti (my way). Easy but time consuming.
Meals with my own homegrown herbs.
My cooking tragedies
My first ham dinner. During the first couple weeks of marriage. Our food budget didn't allow for quality ingredients and it showed. The ham blew up in the oven! I was mortified!!!!!