I did not cook while growing up. I married at an early age and moved far away from home, so I had to wing it. The first few years we lived on grilled cheese sandwiches and tuna casserole. I guess I grew tired of these two dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican Main Dish, Soup, Salads, Vegetable dishes. I could probably go vegetarian very easily. (except for the Mexican cuisine)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was an excellent cook, main dishes as well as Salads, Desserts, Pies and cakes, I like preparing Main dishes as well as side dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I am able to quite often duplicate a sauce or recipe by looking at a menu and by taste.
My cooking tragedies
When first married, I made Crab Newburg, I knew virtually nothing regarding seasoning. It was really a big flop! Really don't enjoy baking and rarely do it.