I started learning to cook when I was about 7 - 8 years old. My mom taught me by her method which was just adding without measuring. It makes it harder to write an accurate recipe, but I try the best I can.
I only had 1 child but did a lot of cooking for him over the years as well as lots of relatives.
My favorite things to cook
I usually prefer just plain old down home cooking. But enjoy cooking loads of new things too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My ancestry is German, but my parents were born in Russia which had a HUGE influence on Mom's cooking. Those are some of my favorite foods. Good comfort foods too.
My cooking triumphs
I took classes in cake decorating and while I don't do it so much now as I used to, I love creating something that looks beautiful as well as tasting fabulous. I have made lots of wedding cakes, but my favorite was for my nieces wedding. It had lots of big yellow icing roses and a fountain in it.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to count. I think we have all had some of these.
One is when I was making a wedding cake and my table was not the most stable. Needless to say, it got bumped and the top tier fell taking most of the second tier with it and a small portion of the bottom too. Barely got it to the wedding on time.