I live in Sunny Southern California with my DH and two daughters. We live close to the beach and spend a lot of our free time there. We also do a lot of camping together.
I enjoy cooking (with a glass of wine in hand, of course!) and although I don't think of myself as a great cook, people alway compliment me on it! One thing that always amazes people is that I have no problem cooking for 50-70 people and it's often times mostly recipes I have not made before (I cheat and use all the 5 star ones from here and recipezaar.com!).
My favorite things to cook
I love to eat anything ethnic- Asian, Thai, Indian, etc.. but I'm not sure it's my favorite to cook. I really enjoy baking. And my favorite thing to bake is bread- and no cheating with the bread machine.
People always think it is so difficult. It is really easy, just time consuming.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking banana bread with my daughters.
My cooking triumphs
Christmas party every year for 70-90 people- all homemade appitizers, soups, stews, salad, bread and desserts- all made by me!!
My cooking tragedies
Knock on wood- can't think of any.