My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti, Meatloaf, Mac and Cheese. I love making "Comfort Foods".
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big Sunday breakfast. During the week everyone had different schedules so we settled for cold cereal or oatmeal. But on Sunday we got the works. Eggs, sausage with gravy, home fries, grits and homemade biscuits. The same was true for Sunday dinner. It was the only day that we had dessert. Home made cakes or pies. Especially banana pudding made with vanilla wafers.
My cooking triumphs
Macaroni and Cheese, must use eggs to get that special flavor that I love. It doesn't matter what I make, if it's all eaten then it is a triumph to me. I felt great the first time I made lasagna and also the first time I made German Chocolate Cake from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
Accidentally leaving out some key ingredients when trying to make a recipe from memory (before the days of internet easy access). I once made beef liver and it turned out great. I like liver but I can't stand to see it when it is raw. Whenever my Mom made liver I had to stay clear of the kitchen until it was done or I couldn't bring myself to eat it.