Grew up as an army dependent and got used to moving. The longest I've ever lived in one place is 7 years. Meal times are one of the times that a family consistently gets together so I feel that it's important to keep them enjoyable.
My favorite things to cook
Good healthy meals with lots of variety to keep the family interested.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies? It's a tradition anyway . . . I usually wind up making about 50 or 60 dozen cookies over the Holidays as gifts, etc. I have a serious love/hate relationship with cookies by the end of the "baking season".
My cooking triumphs
Managed to feed my family and have everyone like the meals for 2 weeks over Christmas! Might not sound like much, but my mother is allergic to tomatoes and rice (among other things), my husband is allergic to wheat, my father is diabetic, and I'm on a diet.
My cooking tragedies
Not many thank goodness! I did have a spell where I could not seem to remember to put water in the pot before I put the vegetables on to steam. I did this about 3 or 4 times in a two week period and managed to ruin a stainless pot. I blame it on having a newborn!