I'm currently an international English teacher surviving with a tiny gas oven and foreign-language supermarkets.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, muffins, cheesecakes, pancakes and crepes, salads, pies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking multiple kinds of Christmas cookies for the holiday season; we add a new recipe or two every year. My mom also cans and freezes anything she can get her hands on.
My cooking triumphs
My relatives love my cheesecakes and other homemade desserts. I made a carrot cake from scratch once that I got a lot of compliments on.
My cooking tragedies
I once made strawberry-stuffed french toast for my parents for their anniversary. I had spent good money on out-of-season strawberries, and was cooking the syrup when I noticed it wasn't thickening. I finally took it off the stove, figuring it just wouldn't get any thicker...and then I tasted it. It was SALTY! I had used salt instead of sugar and consequently, ruined most of my strawberries. I had enough left over to make a very tiny batch of syrup, fortunately, and my parents loved the breakfast. ;-)