I'm a technical writer living in Lafayette, IN. I go into why I started cooking in my blog... let's just say there was a man involved.
My favorite things to cook
Rib roast, my special green beans, anything Mexican (especially fajitas), egg souffle, baked salmon, my roasted potatoes, anything I haven't cooked before
My favorite family cooking traditions
Like any Hoosier family -- corn on the cob!
My cooking triumphs
Impressing my brother, who is an awesome cook, with my lasagna; getting my cousin to eat vegetables for the first time ever, as mine are apparently more palatable somehow.
My cooking tragedies
The handful of times that I have grossly over-seasoned the food. Also, once I left Italian peas on the stove too long (I was trying to shove a friend out the door so we could eat) and the peas turned to mush.