I have been married since 1997, and my hubby and I have 3 kids. My husband did most of the cooking for the first year of our marriage, as I hated to cook. I've discovered AllRecipes.com and Taste of Home since then, thank goodness!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake; I make a themed cake for each of my kids' birthdays. The first cakes I made were Bob and Larry from VeggieTales. I also love my KitchenAid mixer and Crock Pot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom taught me how to make a simple beef stroganoff when I was about 10; that's probably my most-requested recipe (especially from my dad).
My cooking triumphs
I made the Tiramisu Layer Cake (from this site) for Mother's Day 2004 and got so many positive comments on it, I made it for Father's Day as well.
I also made chocolate chip cookies recently, and I discovered that chilling the dough for an hour or so before actually baking the cookies makes them turn out so much better that way!
My cooking tragedies
I have never been able to make bread by hand very well (that's why I have a bread machine). I attempted to make peanut butter cookies, but they stuck more to the spoon than on the pan. Oh well.