I began cooking in college. It got to be too expensive to go out as much, and the cheap food was too unhealthy. It seemed the best alternative. Now, it's more than just a means to an end. I love to cook and it's fun to do.
My favorite things to cook
Stir fry, baked goods, pasta, and anything that has to do with chicken.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is not big on traditions, but ever since I can remember I used to always bake with my mom. We would make dozens upon dozens of cookies for the holidays. It was one of my favorite parts of the holiday.
My cooking triumphs
I seem to have a lot of luck in the baking department, but I also find stir fry and baked and/or fried chicken are my specialties.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make pancakes from scratch one day and they were truly awful. Tasted more like cardboard than anything.