If money were no object, I'd open a cooking school for kids ages 12 - 18, sort of like HomeEc when I was in junior high. We'd start with how to stock a good pantry, frozen veggie shortcuts, and techniques you don't get from cookbooks.
My favorite things to cook
Hearty meals that leave you so full you can't stand it! My mom is from Wisconsin and I was raised in South Texas so I try to mix the two styles and now that I'm a little older, try to keep it lean and tasty.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom started me early on chairs next to the counters when I was tall enough to stir a bowl. I shared that same tradition with my son and talk about quality time! When we didn't have money to go all the places his friends were going, we'd stay home and cook. And when he went to college? He was the only kid in his dorm who could cook!
My cooking triumphs
My fat husband. :)
My cooking tragedies
Anything baked. I'm a horrible baker unless it's boxed.