I am a registered nurse. I have been cooking since I was in Brownies, about 9 years old. I have a first edition "A World of Breads" by Delores Casella that I've been using since I was a kid, it is about to fall apart. My other interest is motorcycling. I've been riding since I was 8.
My favorite things to cook
Bread always rates high on my list. I've been making bread since I was little.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oh, I don't know. My mother is quite the cook. Anytime we visit my parent's it is like eating on a cruise ship. I guess I would say cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tons of dishes, very classy and elegant food served buffet style.
My cooking triumphs
Not sure, I've been cooking for so long that as long as I have good recipe I can nail it. Maybe nice braided breads for Christmas. They are always pretty. Lately Cajun creole. Oh, I always have a killer herb garden. I triumph in using fresh herbs!
My cooking tragedies
When I was about 13 I made a Shoe Fly pie. It was like rubber. Even my labrador retriever couldn't eat it! Then when I was 14 I made a red velvet cake. It was so pretty I wouldn't let anyone eat it. It molded. I learned a lesson, food, no matter how pretty you prepare it, is made for eating and enjoyment. Dig in, y'all!