I love to cook. If I didn't hate the food-service industry I'd probably be in it. I think I've never followed a recipe exactly as written as there's usually something in them I don't care for, or something I want in it that's not there. And with exception to baking I think I don't really measure anything either. I think that's why I've never posted any of my own recipes, I simply don't know the real amount of what I put in- I just cook by taste.
My favorite things to cook
Depends on the season. I hate cooking indoors in the summer so I grill easily four times a week. The other three nights I enjoy leftovers of some sort. I think I like grilled-pepper crusted pork medallions most. In the Winter I grill maybe two or three times a month, but make a lot of soups, stews and casseroles. I think my favorite winter dish is some sort of simple chicken leg quarter (I’m a dark meat gal) maybe seasoned and roasted.
My cooking tragedies
I can't remember any significant tragedies. I know after moving (twice since '05) it took me about a week of cooking to "get used to" my new stove- I hate electric stoves. So meals were a little over or underdone, but I think I've never burned anything or added 4 Tbsp of salt instead of 4 Tsp. There was, actually, now that I think of it, one time I was making cookies and discovered I was reading the cookie recipe and some other recipe, both which were stuck to my cupboards and added the butter from one recipe to the cookies. It was nearly triple the correct amount. I wound up tripling everything else to correct it. I had a lot of cookies.