I'm an advanced practice nurse in Houston, now single again, with a teenage daughter who cooks with me at times.
My favorite things to cook
Things that are quick and easy dominate my menus--stir fry, fajitas, tostadas. Lots of cold salads during our hot summers- pasta or otherwise. I really enjoy cooking during the cooler weather though when I can bake desserts, and make soups with fresh bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is German in background (emigrated during the 1860's), and most of us started out in the midwest, so I tend to cook like I'm still there. I have added some Mexican recipes, and Southern specialties (grits, seafood).