I LOVE food and have recently realized that I am pretty good at cooking!... Or at least I have really great recipes. I usually get home late from work and rather than watch TV or read a book, I wind down by cooking a fabulous meal and drinking a glass of wine
My favorite things to cook
I pretty much only make vegetarian and pescatarian dishes. I love Mediterranean or Greek, French, and Italian. I prefer to use fresh ingredients and I spend way too much money on groceries.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Dad makes an awesome sausage and egg breakfast casserole for Christmas. The sausage is homemade (I know - it's gross to imagine) by one of his coworkers. I will never make this dish because it will never be as good as he makes it. I also love cold soup as an appetizer in the summertime.
My cooking triumphs
My entire first year of cooking was a triumph for me. I think it took me so long to start cooking because I was intimidated. Each new dish that was beyond my comfort zone was a triumph for me.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't made any big mistakes while entertaining company. Therefore, I don't really think I've had any experience that I would call a "tragedy". The mistakes I've made in every day cooking have all been learning experiences.