I am a 50 year old professional who works 50+ hour weeks and cooks every night for two, something for which my husband adores me. :-) I think cooking is cathartic and the "transition time" that allows me to de-stress from work with a glass of wine and culinary adventure is an important part of my day.
My favorite things to cook
Breakfasts and dinners. Don't like to bake but I will do chocolate chip cookies because my husband LOVES them and I've a fantastic recipe that I can make in my KitchenAid. :-)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Roasts, spaghetti sauces, macaroni and cheese from scratch (yes!) and "something chicken."
My cooking triumphs
Just about any time I am up against the clock and limited on ingredients but still come up with something fabulous that my husband considers a "make again" is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to bake like I cook dinner. You just can't wing it... I hate following directions so closely. So when I don't it's usually a mess. :-p