I work for a state university and have raised 5 children alone. I had to learn to cook sensible meals and save money, but make the meals appetizing for my kids. My kids think that I am a terrific cook, but maybe they are prejudiced.
My favorite things to cook
Any kind of stew, pot roast, spagetti, soups, holiday meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, candied yams, Christmas roast, gravy, mashed potatoes, etc.
My cooking triumphs
My spagetti, and beans and ham hocks!!!
My cooking tragedies
My first roast...didn't cook it long enough and it turned out raw!