I enjoy doing research on the computer, whether it is a new recipe or planning a day trip for friends and coworkers. I plan 3 or 4 day trips for my family and friends annually. It must be interesting and inexpensive. Usually there is some food component like a farmers' market, candy factory tour or bulk food store in part of the trip. Also my friend says there must be an element of learning in the day.
My favorite things to cook
anything with chocolate.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Other than the Thanksgiving turkey and pop (beer) can chicken in the summer, I am not sure we have a lot of "traditions". I am too busy trying out new recipes on my family to have a lot of solid tradions!
My cooking triumphs
The Best of Show ribbons I have won at area county fairs!