I'm a German teacher and I love to cook and bake.
My favorite things to cook
Meals that warm over well (for lunches the next day,) baked goods, German fare, Italian, Mexican. I love trying new things!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oatmeal cookies, pizzelles, pineapple upside down cake, etc
My cooking tragedies
Zimtsterne--spent all this time and effort to make authentic German Christmas cookies and they were just "meh"