I grew up outside of the US in 3 other countries so I really enjoy all types of ethnic food. I learned to cook without cookbooks so I enjoy experimenting and creating my own recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Difficult - I'm working on my pie crusts. Healthy - anything with vegetables, low-fat, and that tastes really good.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Monkey bread - storebought bisquits, cut into 4, rolled in cinnamon sugar and put in bundt pan with nuts and raisens. Pour melted butter and brown sugar over that and bake. Also called sticky buns, Make sure to bake not too hot or center is too gooy. We eat them every Christmas morning!
My cooking triumphs
Today I made a yummy squash soup!
My cooking tragedies
So many I cant count. But I mostly try to check the recipe more than once to make sure I didn't overlook anything. And, I don't put the stove on high unless I am right there. :)