I'm 74 and retired from my business in 2009. Sell Mary Kay for 13 years.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti Sauce w/meatballs & sausage
Salisbury Steak w/gravy
Great w/sauces & gravies
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother wasn't much of a cook, but she taught me how to make a great gravy, although I think mine is much better, since I put seasonsings in it she wouldn't even try.
I also make a great spaghetti sauce and Pork Green Chili STew.
My cooking triumphs
Once had a cookie recipe put in the newspaper and received a $20 check.
Took me awhile to figure a good recipe for Green Chili w/Pork. Never had anything Mexican until I moved to Colorado. I can usually make anything I have a recipe for and even some things I don't have a recipe for.
My cooking tragedies
Cooking a meatloaf with elk. Worse meatloaf I ever had.