Just a science/music geek who finds cooking is a perfect merger.
My favorite things to cook
Almost anything! Using this site has been fun to cook vicariously and read others' opinions before trying. Baking is still my favorite and most-requested. In CA we have plenty of local, fresh, home-grown ingredients which can be prepared simply and deliciously. For years my kids had no idea that their chili and spagetti had very little or no meat!
My cooking triumphs
Update Jan 2010: made my first yeast breads in over 20 years: 2 different cinnamon/sticky bun recipes. Oh, my, were they wonderful texture and taste. My resolve in 2010 is to learn more about yeast breads esp whole grain with seeds and rye/pumpernickel.
My cooking tragedies
Most memorable: attempting whole wheat bagels as a teen. After about 200+ "hockey pucks/doorstops" I realized this was best left to the pros. After two miserable attempts at yeast dough and with no one to eat all the projects, I appreciate that art from the consumer side. (Note: 2010 will be my year to change this post!)