I love baking and experimenting - I'll only follow a recipe the first time (mostly...) - I use them as a guideline. It must come from deciphering my mothers "a handful of this, about this much of that.... ". I love baking large quantities and sharing with friends.
My favorite things to cook
Treats! Treats! and More Treats! Pies (peach, coconut, apple), Tarts, cookies, fudge, breads, all kinds of cinnamon buns and cakes, and Dog treats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Sunday dinner ;-)
My cooking tragedies
Pretty much any cake I make that needs decorating. The last birthday cake I made split apart 'like the continental drift" according to my brother - but it tasted good all the same.