My parents were coffee shop owners. They had a few specials that our customers loved and came in on the days that Dad was having it as a special. I used to cook that way but that keeps you with the tried and true (and easy). I started to cook new recipes (from this site usually) and have really widened by repertoire. We like changes.
My favorite things to cook
New to me recipes. Adventurous is the new avenue.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving (although we are adding new interpretations to old faves).
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I improve on the old traditional (usually with subtle ideas and slowly) That's what I did with deviled eggs. I used a lot of energy making them and the little kids would wipe them out in five minutes. They didn't really like it but what can you do with a bite missing in an egg? So, I started 'deviling' the egg. Just enough to warn the younguns it was gonna be TOO HOT! Safe for a few years. Now that they are adults with heat-proof palates themselves they are again wiping out the tray within a few minutes. Now, the older group have a separate dinner from the younguns and now WE can have our fill of delish appetizers! Of course now we just need longer to eat all our favorites as well as the dinner. Another complaint about getting old. Shrinking stomachs. Sigh!!
My cooking tragedies
Not goin' there!