I have never cooked as my sole source of income, but have always dabbled in it: 5 years of Food and Nutrition in school, previous small business in professional cake baking and decorating, volunteer cook for special functions at a women's shelter, soup kitchen cook.
My favorite things to cook
I don't have a favourite thing to cook as I like variety.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gingerbread and all of the decorating that goes with it. We have made gingerbread houses with candy stained glass windows that light up inside and cookies that are works of art.
My cooking triumphs
I have made so many different things over the years; from simple meals to wedding cakes, but no triumph is greater than putting a smile on someone's face. Whether it is turkey dinner at the soup kitchen or a child with a special cookie, those smiles are my triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I actually burnt Kraft macaroni and cheese. :( I got busy and forgot it was on the stove and my kids told everyone.