As a retired university professor, I find myself doing anything except teaching, even though I absolutely loved it.
My favorite things to cook
I cook a wide variety of things and enjoy internet research to fit a need since I cook for elderly and disabled people plus a special program at church. Of course, we have to include potlucks!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up on a farm in Missouri and am trying to get away from the fried foods that we had. As a teenager I had to cook for farm workers, so I'm used to cooking for a big group.
My cooking triumphs
No specific triumphs come to mind, but I think I do a good job of knowing what a dish is going to taste like by reading the recipe. There is a wide variety of tastes in my family, so it is a challenge to have a complete meal for everyone when we all get together.
My cooking tragedies
My Dad used to say my biscuits could be used for hockey punks! Thankfully, I have gotten beyond that. When I need to use a caterer I give them my recipes. One caterer didn't know about using sunflower seeds, so she put the seed and hull in a dish! My guests enjoy teasing me even today about the extra fiber!