Harsh critics. Just because we like a dish doesn't mean we love it. Always looking to improve - though when something is awesome - it's awesome.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
1/2 of us have little other than classic traditions. The other half has adaptive cooking and classic traditions.
My cooking triumphs
First shot "walk-off home run" on a Raspberry-chocolate Torte by America's Test Kitchen. Some minor thing had always troubled a cake we had made, but this one was spot-on. And, by coincidence, it was a crazy tasty recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Chocolate-Mayonnaise cake first try. Disaster. Burned all around. Saved by trimming it to the size of a Barbie cake. Many tears on one half of our team, adaptation (for the save) by the other (less-sensitive) half of our team.