By day I am a public school teacher so my time at home is limited and precious. I have two cooking personalities - one for the weekend and one during the week. During the week I cook either quick meals or meals that can be prepped ahead of time; but on the weekends I love to spend more time in the kitchen.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I now make my fiance's grandmothers dressing during the holidays. He doesn't cook nor does his mother, so I sat down with her and got her recipe as she told it to me. Other than that, I tend to not make the same recipes each holiday season because there are so many good recipes out there that I don't want to limit myself.
My cooking tragedies
If it can be messed up, I have probably done it; but I try not to do it in front of a lot of people. Cooking is science with food so if I don't mess up, I'm not being creative.