Senior citizen. Still working part time. Living in my hometown because my children nd grandchildren are here. Born a New Englander and never wanted to change. Irish heritage but straight out of Newfoundland.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods. Traditional stews and gravies. Baking is mostly Irish bread, banana bread. Also Newfoundland traditions like figgy duff (plum pudding?) and dough boys. I love hash and can make it out of most anything left over.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Newfoundland recipes handed down through family or the cooks on the fishing boats out of Boston. Irish bread most holidays. Christmas pudding. Boiled dinner is to rave about. And hash the following day. Still need salt pork for most recipes including fish, chowder, and hash.
My cooking triumphs
The best. Thanksgiving traditional dinner whenever needed to celebrate. Also roast beef, roast pork, and gravy, gravy, gravy. For my children, also big pans of American chop suey for their friends or big pots of chili or chowder, preferably fish chowder. Potatoes in all forms about five times a week but rice or macaroni as well.