Since I can only bake and not cook, it's a good thing I'm single (never married) and don't have to think about what I'm going to feed a husband and/or kids for supper every night. For me, that would be a nightmare!(Not the husband and kids part, but the "What's for dinner?" night after night part.) Me, I can eat the same thing almost every night and it's just fine, although I DO like a bit of variety every now and then, of course.
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, muffins, quick breads, also the occasional pie and batch of coffee pulla (Finnish braided cardamom bread).
My favorite family cooking traditions
My maternal grandmother made our holidays. She's the one who did all the cooking and baking for them -- the turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas, the lutefisk on Christmas Eve (and she and my grandfather were Finnish, not Norwegian!) I could never get into the lutefisk thing myself. That gelatinous, quivering blob of lye-soaked cod never did anything for me but kill my appetite. I guess it's an acquired taste that I never acquired. And, we would have ham on Easter. Since Gramma passed, over 21 years ago now, holidays are pretty much just ordinary days for me.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a blue ribbon at the county fair with my chocolate chip cookies that use two kinds of chocolate chips (half semisweet and half milk chocolate). I also won a blue ribbon at the same fair -- Brooklyn (Connecticut) Fair -- for date nut bread. I'd completely forgotten about that ribbon until I saw it the other day!
My cooking tragedies
Once, when I was making a batch of pulla, when the oven reached temperature, I forgot to switch the oven from "preheat" to "bake," and the crusts on the loaves came out burned! Fortunately, I now have a nice new oven that automatically switches to "Bake" when it reaches temperature so I don't have to remember.