I'm from Europe and had the chance to live in the US for a while when I was younger. Discovered your family food and fell in love with it. Allrecipes is always the first website I search when I want to try something different.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook desserts, stews and vegetables.
Huge cookie and cheesecake fan.
And chocolate of course.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned how to cook by myself... however being from Belgium, I did learn how to make waffles with my mother, just like fries (no, you don't just cut a potatoe and fry it ;) we do have a few secret tips here).
My cooking triumphs
Buttercream layer cakes;
cheesecake with Speculoos (a Belgian cookie made with cinnamon);
My cooking tragedies
Cookies. I make good cookies, but I just can't find a single recipe that would work and make them chewy.
I've heard it's because of the flour we use here, it might be a bit different from the one used in US.