After having a couple of auto accidents with head injury a few years ago, I had to learn to cook all over again. I was able to get almost everything back (except German Chocolate cheese cake)and the family learned some along with me.
Now I just cook for 2 and that is a pretty hard job, trying to adjust.
My favorite things to cook
I still like to fix spaghetti, from scratch, the first thing I cooked when I was about 12. My daugher and son will still tell me that is their favorite meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I realized that it was important to teach your children to cook. After my first accident my husband took over in the kitchen and after couple of weeks, we had a family vote, and it was 4 to 0 for Lee to stop cooking. I was real upset with my mother-in-law for not teaching him anything, then I realized that I had had to chance to teach him for a lot longer than she had. When I got back on my feet, I started to have my son learn to do things in the kitchen, right along with me.(by the way, he is a stay at home dad and does all the food preparation at his house)
My cooking triumphs
I used to enter different things in the county fair and usually won some prize, but when I made Aunt Ruths cinnimon rolls and won the "Reserve Grand Champion" prize, I was surprised and delighted that someone else thought my cooking was okay.
My cooking tragedies