Have only begun to really branch out into more homemade meals during the past few years, before I was too busy with my kids to do much more than cook out of a box. Now I find myself with more time on hand, and a desire to try new things!
My favorite things to cook
Nothing too fancy at this point! But really, I prefer "homestyle" meals, like chicken pot pie, casseroles, slow cooker meals, etc. and anything Italian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Dumplings! My mother makes the best chicken & dumplings in the world.
My cooking triumphs
Making chicken alfredo from scratch and having it turn out perfect the first time!
My cooking tragedies
Trust me, there have been too many to count. I think the worst, though, was the first time I made meatloaf. It was a disaster! Still, 15 or so years later, I can still manage to ruin a perfectly good meatloaf without understanding why or how!