I learned to cook well when a friend moved in with me and went to culinary school. We practiced in my kitchen together and it really sparked my interest to get really good at the culinary arts. I am still always learning and trying new things.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, desserts desserts. While I love to cook everyhing, I think I was not born with a sweet tooth, but a whole mouthful of "sweet teeth".
My favorite family cooking traditions
I still make my mom's turkey dressing which is of course too fattening, but hey, it's only once a year. After being lost for years, I turned up my dad's second to none meatloaf recipe and it's amazining simple and void of fancy ingredients.
My cooking triumphs
I've created an entire line of deserts I've seen no where else when I had the bright idea of opening a pastry kitchen. That didn't pan out, but the recipes sure did!
My cooking tragedies
I'm certain that I've made the worst-ever sourbratten (Or I can't stand the stuff). I suppose the worst "tragedy" is when I was BBQing rib tips and failed to keep an eye on the grill. It errupted in huge flames and the tips were burnt to a crisp. Thank goodness, I had moved the BBQ away from the house.