I'm a teacher, so I have summers off - tons of time to start cooking & experimenting!
My favorite things to cook
Sweets.. Meat.. Salads... Fruit... Bread... Whatever strikes the mood!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Schacciatta! It's an Italian bread, also known as Foccacia. When we were in Italy (military brat), my brothers would go to the bakery early in the morning to buy a fresh, steaming hot loaf of Schacciatta - it'd be so hot that they would have to toss the bread (in a paper bag) back & forth from arm to arm!
My cooking triumphs
Anytime my husband says "Wow! That's good" with no critiques or "small" complaints, that's a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
You know that Betty Crocker Bake 'N Fill Cake Pan set? I once tried to make an Angel Food Cake in that.
BAD Idea. It took a couple of days to clean the oven after that!!!