I am a Family and Consumer Science teacher (that's Home Ec for the folks who aren't aware we've changed our name.) I have been teaching for over 24 years, absolutely LOVE what I do every day, especially if it's a food demonstration. My students always tell me I need to start my own cooking show...Anyone looking for a new celebrity chef?...LOL.
My favorite things to cook
Baking. anything baked. Breads, cookies, cakes...
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up with many Polish dishes over the holidays. Pierogis filled with cheese or sauerkraut or blueberries...we couldn't get enough since we only got them twice a year during Christmas or New Year's.
My cooking triumphs
Any of my classes that can get done without it ruined or burned. SUCCESS. You can't look away for a second when you cook with middle schoolers!
My cooking tragedies
My worst habit is being a know-it-all when making a recipe and will go on ahead with the preparation without keeping up with the reading of the recipe. I will get further and wonder 'now where does this go?' and find the ingredient should have been added early on...GRRRRR. That is what a know-it-all cook gets!!!