Military man for over 20 years. I like to cook as a hobby. My kids love my cooking however I suspect they don't know any better:)
My favorite things to cook
Stir fry; anything on the grill, beef and seafood especially.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom introduced me to the kitchen because she figured that I wouldn't be able to keep a woman around long enough and she didn't want me eating at McDonald's every day:) She was partially right! When I come home on leave, the kids always ask for filet mignon on the grill with portabella mushrooms. Shrimp and scallop stir fry are also on their list. I do the stews and tomato sauces around the house as well. Chili is my favorite thing to play with!
My cooking triumphs
Steak and Shrimp chili (w/chilis & tomatoes from the garden);
Prime Rib on New Years;
Fresh caught MS catfish smoked on the grill;
Marinated Ribs on the grill;
My two day chicken wings on grill; and
any of the above with the munchkins helping
My cooking tragedies
Cakes, anything that has cake in it (except for potato pancakes)