I love to bake more then I like to cook, but this is something I'm working to change. I like the challenge and what I've learned to cook has turned out pretty good so far.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake cookies, brownies, and pastries. I'm learning how to make pies (not easy). I has succeeded in making speghetti and tacos a long time ago and learning to expand my cooking choices.
My favorite family cooking traditions
At Christmas time, my mom and her friends get together to back some 12 different types of cookies and candies for the holidays. I usually get to help with dishes and sampling.
For the holidays and special dinners, I like to make a sweet napkin roll. It takes all day for the dough to rise, but it is worth the effort and guests love them.
My cooking triumphs
My first big cooking/baking project on my own was planning and making a salmon dinner that included dessert, rolls and salad from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
I'm at war with my oven. I live in a small apartment and have a small apartment oven. My baking pans don't fit and as a result I've burnt several dozen cookies and had the apartment security team show up to make sure I was fine. This has lead me to try cooking more then baking.