Actually my husband, who is retired, does most of cooking since I still work. I started a cooking club with friends and we get together once a month, pick a theme, and go to town. I get my cooking fix on weekends.
My favorite things to cook
Braised meats, interesting salads, appetizers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Champagne-basted roast turkey and croissant stuffing for Thanksgiving. Bacon and peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast on weekends. Salt-encrusted prime rib.
My cooking triumphs
At 16 I made (all by myself, my mom had to work) Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, on a wood-burning stove. Yup, no electricity involved.
My cooking tragedies
Impossible Upside Down Lemon Bars. For some reason the crust rose to the top of my lemons bars during baking. They were supposed to be sold at a fundraiser. Needless to say I had to make something else sale worthy.