I cook to eat good food, but don't necessarily like to cook.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook things that are made by other businesses and that I get tired of paying for like favorite restaurant dishes, candies, gourmet cupcakes etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm originally from Louisiana and know how to cook Cajun food. Gumbo would be a family tradition
My cooking triumphs
When I figured out that I didn't have to follow a recipe to a "T". I started adding my own touches or even combining elements of several different recipes of the same dish to make it my own. I also no longer measure unless I am making a recipe for the first time, but I usually end up adding a little more of this or a little less of that to suit my own taste.
My cooking tragedies
Not paying attention to the measurements listed on a recipe. After gaining experience you know if a cupcake recipe calls for a tablespoon of salt then something is wrong.