My favorite things to cook
Anything I haven't made before! I try not to follow recipes to the 'T' but rather substitute, omit, or add to make it my own. I've tried to make things my Mom or Grandma make, but it never turns out the same.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom appointed me the "Official Taste-Tester" whenever she made something new or a big meal for the family.
My cooking tragedies
I can't remember any tragedies where I had to throw a whole meal away, but I have made some stuff that tasted bad... Over/under-spiced, slightly burned or under-cooked, and so on.