I've been married 28 years. I began learning to cook by watching my mother and father. They were excellent cooks. My mother's specialties were a batter-fried shrimp that used paprika (which made the shrimp RED), potato soup and corned beef hash. My father's were shrimp gumbo and cornmeal-fried shrimp. Their recipes usually required simple and basic ingredients - I guess that's why I like simply prepared foods best.
My husband is a really, really good cook. He's best at grilling ("can" chickens to die for and fajitas to kill for!). He makes some of the best burgers I've ever had.
My favorite things to cook
Cornmeal-fried shrimp (dad's recipe)
Potato soup (mom's recipe)
My favorite family cooking traditions
We didn't really have any cooking "traditions", at least I can't really think of any. Our family wasn't really big on traditions of any kind come to think of it.
My cooking triumphs
I have no cooking triumphs per se. I pretty much think that anyone who comes to my house and raves over my food as being a triumph for me! lol
My cooking tragedies
Cooking tragedies - - can't think of any of those either. As a Jehovah's Witness I've never had to "cook big" for holidays or gatherings. I am the worst at watching tortillas cook! I burn several every time I'm in charge of those!