As a child, I used to love going through my mom's spice drawer - smelling and tasting all the different spices. I would spend hours organizing the spices, colored sugars, and food colorings. Usually this organization lead into a session of baking cookies.
Somewhere along the way I stopped cooking and baking, but have recently started up again. I am finding that I absolutely love it.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new recipes, especially if they are easy. As I try them, I often find myself modifying them to the point that I've created an entirely new recipe. This is great because from one recipe I usually end up with a minimum of two. It is bad because when I do that, I never get around to tasting the recipe in it's original configuration.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In my family, we didn't really have actual cooking traditions, but we definitely had eating traditions! :)
My cooking triumphs
I no longer buy boxed meals and make most of my meals from scratch!
My cooking tragedies
I once used cream of tartar in mashed potatoes thinking it would give it a smooth, creamy texture. Ooops!!